Re: GDP by language

From: Peter Kirk (
Date: Thu Oct 23 2003 - 15:33:37 CST

On 23/10/2003 02:27, Marco Cimarosti wrote:

> ...
>But there certainly is a correlation between GDP and what people can buy,
>including software.
But by no means a simple one, for software. This doesn't really apply at
all to open source software and other freeware. And it doesn't always
apply to commercial software, for commercial vendors sometimes sell
their products at huge discounts in poorer countries (e.g. MS Office and
Windows for $40 in Thailand), and they commonly turn a blind eye to
widespread open sale of unauthorised copies in countries where
enforcement is not worthwhile.

Peter Kirk (personal) (work)

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