Summary: Microsoft’s enforcement and lobbying front group causes a mess and leaves a trail of destruction inside innocent businesses
OVER in the Czech Republic there is this story which “would really interest broader software freedom community,” said Martin from the IRC channels, adding that the “summary would be: racketeering business via BSA (Business Software Alliance)” (he points the finger at the “Microsoft mafia”).
The BSA does its thing as always, with the English translation suggesting that the BSA really just went after Microsoft software, expressing disappointment that its victim ran GNU/Linux on PCs. The loss incurred was noticeable:
Police tell anyone what the company actually right, and went on the note rather intimidating. After the fifth checked the computer started talking bloated that time before all the computers confiscated, drove away and did not return them until the investigation is not completed the whole. That the company has “a fortune”, it’s different now.
So even those whom the BSA (Microsoft) has no case against can suffer. It makes one doubt the legitimacy of the BSA, deriving its power from lobbying that passes new laws (we showed how it’s done in Cablegate cables). █