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The Mercury News: Vietnam Embracing Open-Source Products

Oct 30, 2003, 16:00 (8 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Ben Stocking)

"Carefully, quietly, Vietnam is plotting another revolution.

"This time its foe is not a foreign army with a global reach, but a foreign corporation whose reach extends worldwide.

"'We are trying step by step to eliminate Microsoft,' said Nguyen Trung Quynh of Vietnam's Ministry of Science and Technology. Quynh and other government tech officials want Vietnam to be on the cutting edge of an international movement to embrace open-source software--products that can be downloaded from the Internet for free and perform the same tasks as Microsoft Windows or Office..."

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