Our Company Policy regarding Piracy
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BY webmaster
12 years ago
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One of the most common questions we hear from potential customers who come to buy PC's or Laptop's is whether we will be installing Windows XP on the computers we assemble. Our answer has been the same - "Yes we will, if you pay for it". We would like to clarify our policy regarding piracy. We understand that piracy is illegal and we will not be doing anything to promote piracy.
People have been accustomed to computer assemblers installing Windows XP or Windows 98 on assembled as well as the branded PC's (that come without the Microsoft OSes preloaded) that there is a notion in the market that the software comes as part of the computer. A lot of people do not even realize that Microsoft Office that comes pre-installed in such systems are neither a part of the Windows OS nor is free. Some are even under the impression that these software are free.

It is not that there is no alternative to pirating software or paying high prices for the software required. There are thousands of free software out there that can perfectly replace any and all (almost) the software that a common PC user needs to use(except games for gamers). Piracy is illegal. So for those who would like to not do anything illegal there is a simple solution - embrace the FLOSS software out there. We will be more than happy to provide you with whatever kind of technical support that you would need in such a switch.

As an aside let us take a look at the economics behind piracy. People who pirate wouldn't probably have otherwise bought the software. They also would tend to become dependent on the software they pirate as they probably would not be trying out alternatives. Companies don't really loose anything with each pirated copy of their software. They will instead get free promotion of their software through such copies and their users.

At some point of time in the future, with stronger DRM protections, companies will be able to put a stop on piracy. When such a thing happens these companies will be able to make the people who pirate, and who are solely dependent on the pirated software, pay through their noses for these software. Ultimately it is these people who pirate, stand to loose anything and not the software companies. Promoters of FLOSS software should understand this issue and should pledge to never pirate at all and should contribute their efforts to spread the awareness about this danger.

We, as a company do not support piracy and at the same time we do not approve of the Software Vendor's policy of charging exorbitant rates for these software. We have had potential customers walk out on us because we stood to our stand that we will not pirate - no matter what. But our policy remains. However if people pirate, we will not do anything to stop them, because we don't have to. We will not force people to buy high-priced software, we will be trying our best to promote alternatives and we will not install pirated software for you.


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on 07th June 2007 / by webmaster
One of the most common questions we hear from potential customers who come to buy PC's or Laptop' Company Policies Leave a reply Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marker * Cherry (not verified) access_time 19 Jul 2019 - 11:28 I think PCBSD would be another nice end-user,GUI-ish, free option. See: http://www.pcbsd.org/ Srikanth NS (not verified) access_time 19 Jul 2019 - 11:28 Hi WIll anybody point out a software which can read AUTOCAD Drawings (.dwg format) in LInux? Like OpenOffice which can read all MS Office format files, edit them and save them back in .doc or .xls format itself? I would like to read .dwg drawings , edit them and save them in in .dwg format itself. Or am i asking for the moon? Anoop John (not verified) access_time 19 Jul 2019 - 11:28 http://lx-viewer.sourceforge.net seems to be a viewer for dwg and dxf files. They also have dxf-dwg converters Add new comment
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on 01st September 2007 / by webmaster
The list of holidays for Zyxware for the year 2007 is as follows. Company Documents Company Policies Leave a reply Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marker * Cherry (not verified) access_time 19 Jul 2019 - 11:07 Why are the days picked out and chosen for employees? There are 12 days mentioned here. Why not give people ( employees) the option of choosing any 12 days of their liking for personal holidays so that the company doesn’t dictate terms on their personal religious inclinations ? If sufficiently early notice is provided, things can be planned for as well. Also, why is this on the public website and not a private internal employee webpage ? Cheers, Cherry Anoop John (not verified) access_time 19 Jul 2019 - 11:07 1) Since the number of employees are still small it is difficult to manage operations with the optional holidays model. If a certain combination of employees do not come to office on a particular day even if that be only 6/12 or 7/12 people the company will not be able to function properly on that day. In a larger company this might not cause any problem because of the cushion of larger number of employees. 2) In the longer run we will be moving to the optional holiday pattern with a set of fixed holidays and a set of optional holidays. 3) This is on the public site for 2 reasons - a) Open documentation policy :). b) Customers/Clients can know ahead the holidays of the company. Cherry (not verified) access_time 19 Jul 2019 - 11:07 1) I guess you know the logistics better, but having a situation where employees feel committed enough to the company to be flexible about their holidays seems a good deal of a better work situation than having rules set in stone. This would be especially true when the example is set from the ‘top’, whatever that is. 2) Good luck with this. 3) Open Documentation: Even open source projects have “internal” mailing lists. All the BSDs have them, most of the bazaar model’s have “rings” where private email resolves “internal” issues. I don’t think it is a good precedent. Pagination Current page 1 Page 2 Next page Next › Last page Last » Add new comment
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Cherry (not verified)
access_time 19 Jul 2019 - 11:28

I think PCBSD would be another nice end-user,GUI-ish, free option.
See: http://www.pcbsd.org/


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Srikanth NS (not verified)
access_time 19 Jul 2019 - 11:28

Hi
WIll anybody point out a software which can read AUTOCAD Drawings (.dwg format) in LInux? Like OpenOffice which can read all MS Office format files, edit them and save them back in .doc or .xls format itself? I would like to read .dwg drawings , edit them and save them in in .dwg format itself. Or am i asking for the moon?