Pure speculation on why
Posted Dec 8, 2005 18:47 UTC (Thu) by hazelsct
In reply to: Pure speculation on why
Parent article: FOSS.IN: A report
I agree. Richard Stallman commented on the related situation in China, where GPL violations likely happen routinely, by drawing a parallel to the utter lack of respect for patents which allowed the nascent U.S. textile industry to rip off British designs and grow in the early nineteenth century. His point was something like, "judge not lest ye be judged". (Can't find the link, sorry.)
India is not being shown to violate copyrights here, but the lack of respect for established free software practices probably grows from a similar root. Early in the development cycle, it is hard to see the value of respecting copyrights and patents -- or in this case, social norms.
Thanks for the post.
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