[d@DCC] Toronto Sun article...
russell at flora.ca
Thu Apr 15 12:05:47 EDT 2004
On Mon, 12 Apr 2004, Wallace J.McLean wrote:
> Ah yes, one of those truths that becomes truth by virtue of repetition?
> I'd be surprise, if that figure were actually quantifiable, that it's as
> low as 2.4.
Reading about the methodology of such statistics is always interesting,
but most often people do not.
Look at the power that the BSA and CAAST have with their so-called
"piracy statistics" in convincing governments to solve their "problem"
(which I believe is far less credible than the CRIA "problem"). Their
methodologies have holes you can fly jumbo-jets through, with 1-part
objective statistic mixed in with 9-parts wishful thinking. Their
methodology includes all the machines I have that are FLOSS based (no
BSA/CAAST member software) as "piracy".
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