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Computerworld.NZ: Cerf's Up(beat) on Net Future

Feb 24, 2003, 23:30 (1 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Stephen Bell)

[ Thanks to Jason Greenwood for this link. ]

"Open source software could be part of the solution to the 'digital divide,' says internet pioneer Vint Cerf.

"It offers a mid-course between big company products, which are expensive for the home user 'but at least give you someone you can yell at if it goes wrong,' and freeware, usually unsupported.

"With open source you get reduced cost but some advice readily available from knowledgeable people. There are also a large number of people willing to add cheaply to the software pool and ensure that faults will be diagnosed and corrected..."

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