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Free (or at least open source) software gaining foothold in Brazil
By sjl, Section Diaries
Posted on Sun Jun 15th, 2003 at 11:06:52 GMT
It seems that there are more and more partial or complete switches from commercial software to free (or at least open source) software.

This time it might be happening, maybe even in near future, in Brazil, where government has approved the idea of migrating 80% of computers from Windows to Linux in government controlled computers.

Personally I think this is a very good thing. Probably this move will encourage (among other things) employment of local hackers and IT-professionals (it would be lovely to see these two amalgamate too) instead of people in the northern hemisphere.

The original article is available at Linux Today.

 

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Free (or at least open source) software gaining foothold in Brazil | 3 comments (3 topical, editorial) | Post A Comment
[new] Heh. And they got /.'d too. (#1)
by sjl (#345) () on Mon Jun 16th, 2003 at 07:53:46 GMT
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Just noticed that this has been posted to /. too. Well, that means a bit more traffic to those pipes at Linux Today than they might have expected.

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[new] urm.. (#2)
by a member of the hurd (#-1) on Mon Jun 30th, 2003 at 11:03:09 GMT

Roger and David can give away this software with no fear of breaking copyright law because that's how the licence for Linux software works.

And as usual, they seem to think Linus Tordvals invented free software. Maybe Al Gore invented the internet, too.

I really think the media should have an idea on what they write before spreading it away.. oh well.

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