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Open Source Tour of Europe: [Greece and Poland]

Jun 16, 2008, 18:45 (0 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Matthew Aslett)

451 CAOS Theory: Open Source Tour of Europe: Greece

"It is also unlikely to walk off with any prizes when it comes to the adoption of open source software, especially since the Greek government signed a public private partnership agreement (albeit a non-exclusive one) with Microsoft in 2006 to help implement its Digital Strategy 2006-2013 plan.

"As might be expected, the agreement has been criticized for limiting local skills, while piracy has also been blamed for limiting further open source adoption, as well as the relative immaturity of the IT industry as a whole..."

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451 CAOS Theory: Open Source Tour of Europe: Poland

"According to statistics presented by Roberto Galoppini, 2.4% of visitors to SourceForge are from Poland, a statistic which serves its purpose of being both interesting and pointless at the same time.

"Also statistically meaningless in terms of open source adoption, but nonetheless interesting is the news that Polish deputy prime minister, Waldemar Pawlak, is a user of PHProjekt..."

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