Romania: Software piracy made us what we are today
Thank-you, Mr Gates
Romania’s president delivered an encomium to software piracy during Bill Gates’ world tour promoting Windows Vista.
President Traian Basescu reportedly told Gates that software piracy helped build a vibrant technology industry in Romania.
Appearing with Gates at the opening of a Microsoft global technology center in Bucharest, he said. “Piracy helped the young generation discover computers. It set off the development of the IT industry in Romania,” he said. Cue sound of Microsoft PR jaws dropping.
Full story: The Register