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msnbc.msn.com: MIT urges Brazil to adopt open-source

Mar 18, 2005, 12:00 (2 Talkback[s])

"MIT's Media Lab has recommended Brazil install open-source software instead of proprietary software offered by Microsoft on thousands of computers that will be sold to the poor, according to a letter obtained by Reuters Thursday.

"We advocate using high quality free software as opposed to scaled-down versions of more costly proprietary software," Walter Bender, director of the Media Lab at Massachusetts Institute of Technology, said in a letter to the Brazilian government..."

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