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Read-only nation: can Open Source change the British way?

May 23, 2011, 10:03 (10 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Lucy Sherriff)

"Steve George from Canonical speculated that open-source software could inspire more people to engage with technology, and that the UK's firmly closed-source infrastructure could be stifling innovation, making us less competitive on the global stage.

"And then you, the beloved readers of El Reg, joined the fray.

"Most people seem to agree that the UK could be doing better. Oliver Jones offers the following: "In computing terms, I have long thought of the UK as being a 'read-only' nation. They love shiny Apple products and Sony PlayStations, but have zero interest in learning how to make something better."

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