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The Mercury News: Open Source Helps Education Effort in Third World

Sep 16, 2003, 03:00 (1 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Dan Gillmor)

[ Thanks to Jason Greenwood for this link. ]

"When Andy Rabagliati started working to deliver Internet access to some poor rural schools, he chose Linux and other open-source software for the core of his project. His decision was a no-brainer.

"For one thing, he says, he could do things he couldn't do with commercial, proprietary software, such as change the programming code to suit his needs. But there was a more pressing bottom line.

"'It's about money, at the end of the day, because we're in Africa,' he says..."

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