Open sourcing can tackle software piracy

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| Adoption of Open Source Software (OSS) as an alternative to copyrighted
| products is seen as a promising solution to software piracy in developing
| countries like Kenya.
|
| [...]
|
| The Central Bank of India has saved over $1 million after it opted for open
| source software two years ago, according to the website of Redhat, an open
| source software developer.
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http://www.bdafrica.com/index.php?op...18&Itemid=5847


Related:

Windows Security Hell - Another Victim: Bank of India

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| Everything was fine, but they must have read Microsoft's 'quick facts' and
| changed (at the expense of the customers).
|
| http://toolbar.netcraft.com/site_rep...ankofindia.com
|
| 67.15.253.6 Windows Server 2003 Microsoft-IIS/6.0 21-May-2007
| 64.39.18.73 Windows 2000 Microsoft-IIS/5.0 22-Jan-2005
| 204.176.140.102 Linux Apache/1.3.27 Unix Red-Hat/Linux PHP/4.1.2
| mod_perl/1.24
| 14-Jan-2003
| 204.176.140.102 Linux Apache/1.3.22 Unix Red-Hat/Linux PHP/4.0.6
| mod_perl/1.24
| 12-Sep-2002
| 204.176.140.102 Linux Apache/1.3.22 Unix Red-Hat/Linux PHP/4.0.1pl2
| mod_perl/1.24 27-Jun-2002
| 204.176.140.102 Linux Apache/1.3.12 Unix Red Hat/Linux mod_ssl/2.6.6
| OpenSSL/0.9.5a PHP/4.0.1pl2 mod_perl/1.24 28-Jun-2001
| 204.176.140.102 unknown Apache/1.3.12 Unix Red Hat/Linux mod_ssl/2.6.6
| OpenSSL/0.9.5a PHP/4.0.1pl2 mod_perl/1.24 27-Jun-2001
| 204.176.140.102 Linux Apache/1.3.12 Unix Red Hat/Linux mod_ssl/2.6.6
| OpenSSL/0.9.5a PHP/4.0.1pl2 mod_perl/1.24 22-Jan-2001
| 204.176.140.102 Linux Apache/1.3.6 Unix PHP/3.0.7 17-Nov-2000
|
| Here is what happened days ago:
|
| Breaking: Bank of India seriously compromised
|
| http://sunbeltblog.blogspot.com/2007...seriously.html
|
| How the Online Trust Model is Broken - The Bank of India.com attack
|
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| | Manually entering the addresses into a browser will load some of them,
| | suggesting that those upstream malware sources are active (others have
| | already been shut down).
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|
|
http://www.beskerming.com/commentary...dia.com_attack
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Indian Bank Restores Site After Malware Attack

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| The bank has closed the site on Friday after it found that the site had been
| hacked,
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http://news.yahoo.com/s/pcworld/2007...pcworld/136716