Linux Journal: Free- and Open-Source Software in Trinidad and Tobago
Feb 13, 2003, 08:30 (5 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Taran Rampersad)
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"The reality of the sound of rain on galvanized steel roofs
speaks of what you won't find in a brochure. The smell of rain on
hot pitch permeates the air where tourists seldom venture. There
are businesses here other than tourism; there are people with jobs
outside the tourism trade, and they do not always smile at cameras.
There are people within the private sector that strive to increase
the quality of life in Trinidad and Tobago for the people of
Trinidad and Tobago.
"With the main exports being oil and sugar, Trinidad and Tobago
are not poor, though a drive through the country may indicate
otherwise. Air conditioning is still a novelty to some, and
computers have only recently become something considered as a
household fixture. The Internet, therefore, is relatively new and
remains largely untapped. As such, free software and open-source
software are largely unknown.
"To write about free and open-source software in Trinidad and
Tobago, however, some background is necessary..."