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Linux Journal: Pakistan Government Looks to the Linux Users Group

Jul 15, 2002, 20:30 (9 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Frederick Noronha)

"It must be quite flattering when a government sits up, takes note of the potential of a Linux-users group, and prominently features it in advertisements noticed nationwide.

"This happened recently in Pakistan, where a small but growing band of GNU/Linux enthusiasts--and some senior policy planners working at another level--have understood the impact that this alternative computing operating system could have on their plans.

"Sometime in June, the English-language newspaper The Dawn published from the port city of Karachi, announced: 'The Government of Pakistan is committing itself to the reduction of piracy and the protection of intellectual property. Linux and open source technologies are the corner stone of this initiative...'"

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