Subject: Re: need source for an oft-quoted stat
From: "Forrest J. Cavalier III" <>
Date: Thu, 10 Feb 2005 13:57:18 -0500

Tim O'Reilly wrote:

> And I believe Eric's source was just a riff on looking at the number of  
> want-ads for programmers at companies who were NOT in the business of  
> providing IT products and services, vs. at companies directly in the  
> software industry.

The Business Software Alliance probably doesn't have a good clue
about piracy, but they might be reliable (they are often quoted)
for global market pre-packaged software and services.

Employment figures for software industry and average salaries might
be available elsewhere.