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    Cracking/tweaking software is a good thing for some companies...

    http://news.com.com/Hackings+a+snap+...?tag=nefd.lede

    Interesting take on the subject. Instead of getting mad, looking at what your customers are doing so you can actually improve your software. Go figure...
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    It sounds like major companies are beginning to discover the avantages of open source...even though the customers had to hack the program.
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    This has nothing to do with open source.
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    burn!
    But seriously, its mindboggling how long it's taken for companies to realise that people who take advantage of program glitches and backdoors are simply expanding the usefullness of the program which is what the company should be trying to do anyways.
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    Post here also http://www.antionline.com/showthread...hreadid=270589

    Lego has just seen that these people are not causing the company any harm by doing this and it may actually increase their sales. It's exposed a problem with their marketing (forcing people to buy large bags of blocks to get a single piece) and the customer has created their own solution. Lego may now get more smaller sales adding to a greater total.

    The software was also free so it's not like Lego is seeing the software being pirated (ha har me harties - Sept 19th ). Some companies would blow their stack over something like this and then reap some bad publicity. Lego has been laid back enough to roll with it and keep their customers happy.

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