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NewsForge: Open Asia: Open Source in Afghanistan and Bangladesh

Aug 26, 2003, 13:00 (0 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Frederick Noronha)

[ Thanks to Jason Greenwood for this link. ]

"This week we begin a country-by-country survey of the availability of open source software across individual Asian countries at the top of the alphabet, with Afghanistan and Bangladesh.

"Afghanistan, until recently, was listed one of the few countries in the world with no known FLOSS-related activity. However, the recent war over Afghanistan brought the issue to the fore, with reports alleging that while the Taliban 'prefer' products of the Microsoft giant (the now-defunct official Web site www.talibanonline.com was reported to run under Microsoft-IIS/5.0 on Windows 2000) the emerging 'good guys' in the battle ran their Web site www.afgha.com on Apache 1.3.20 on Debian GNU/Linux..."

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