Venezuelanalysis.com: A Visit With the Bolivarian Revolution
Jan 10, 2006, 18:15 (7 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by David Sugar)
"The third International Forum on Free Knowledge brought
together many groups and individuals interested in the development
of free software worldwide to the city of Maracaibo. One reason
Venezuela choose to host this event is because starting in January,
their new free software law, directive 3.390, comes into effect,
which mandates all government agencies to migrate to free software
over a two year period. I was invited to speak about Telephonia
Libre; the use of free software in telecommunications.
"While my travel had been planned a number of weeks in advance,
as with all travel I have experienced in Latin America, this turned
out to be on a different concept of time..."