Remarca presedintelui Traian Basescu cum ca Microsoft Office a fost softul cel mai piratat in Romania in anii ’90 dar din acest motiv multi romani s-au putut familiariza cu computerele – in acest fel manifestandu-si prietenia fata de Microsoft si aprecierea fata de software-ul produs de firma din Redmond – nu putea sa treaca neobservata de mass-media internationala. Asemenea subiecte si argumente sunt in general tabu in prezenta lui Gates si afirmatia a fost un faux pas din partea lui Basescu.

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Iata ce a retinut Washinghton Post (stirea preluata de pe Reuters o sa faca inconjurul lumii astazi):

Piracy worked for us, Romania president tells Gates

Pirated Microsoft Corp software helped Romania to build a vibrant technology industry, Romanian President Traian Basescu told the company’s co-founder Bill Gates on Thursday. [...]

It helped Romanians improve their creative capacity in the IT industry, which has become famous around the world … Ten years ago, it was an investment in Romania’s friendship with Microsoft and with Bill Gates.

Gates made no comment.

Ce comentariu era sa faca omul ? Sa-si ceara banii cuveniti, acum ca romanii au ajuns barosani ? Taxa pe Office ?

The Inquirer au un comentariu foarte iute:

Romania introduced anti-piracy legislation 10 years ago but only tends to make arrests when it has to make a point to the EU, or a pirate forgets to pay his bribe money to the local constabulary.

Era cazul sa ne mai facem un pic de bacanie prin presa lumii.