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Aug 21, 2004, 15:00 (4 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Leonardo Stavale)

"The Brazilian government wants to expand the use of free source software in public service because it has lower costs and can be an important tool in the effort to achieve digital inclusion (close the digital gap) and boost technological development.

"According to Gustavo Noronha, who coordinates informatics at Brazil's Ministry of Cities, a fifth of all the ministry's computers now run Linux and other free source software and all of them should be doing so by 2005..."

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