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Re: [school-discuss] Some questions about OSS in education:

 > BTW, Why doesn't Stallman like the the word "pirate" applied
 > to software?

   The act of piracy typically involved a great deal of violence.  People were 
killed, raped, and some thrown overboard.  Physical property was stolen and 
the act was literally an act of war.

   Comparing naval piracy to violating a software license agreement -- an act 
that involves no violence or property theft -- is a huge leap.  The term 
"piracy" obviously has barbaric, extreme-illegal connotations, which is 
exactly why the people looking to stigmatize license agreement violations 
advocated use of the term.

 | Regards,
 | .
 | Randy