Linspire: Piracy can be a positive thing

“The best way to attack piracy is with fair pricing.” Boy, you got that right! And apparently, that is the approach the folks at Linspire seem to beleive in.

Desktop Linux vendor Linspire said on Monday that the illegal copying of software can be useful as it might help establish a user base for a product.

Linspire chief executive Michael Robertson, speaking at the UK launch of Linspire 5 in London, said the best way to tackle piracy is to offer customers value for money.

“Businesses need to change so piracy becomes a positive thing,” said Robertson. “I hope you will take Linspire software and give it to 100 people. I also hope that eventually people will pay us some money. The way you attack piracy is by pricing a product fairly.” [Read the rest]