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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.