8 Copies of MS Office = $90,000!

march 5, 2003

Here is an interesting article on Microsoft and their battle with OpenSource software. It also shows how Microsoft was able to convince one company to make the switch...to OpenSource software. "[i]Sterling Ball is Microsoft-free. Two years ago, the maker of Ernie Ball electric guitars and strings was slapped with a $90,000 fine by the Business Software Alliance for what the company says was unwitting use of eight unlicensed copies of Microsoft Office.[/i]"