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IPS: Brazil Leads the Way in the Free Software Movement

Oct 26, 2004, 20:00 (4 Talkback[s])

"Despite the challenges involved, Brazil is forging ahead with its decision to adopt free or open-source software throughout the country's massive public sector.

"The shift from proprietary operating systems to open-source systems in government agencies will encompass close to 300,000 computers. Some believe this could lead the way to the predominance of open-source software in this country of close to 180 million people and to a major expansion in the national software industry, with considerable international repercussions..."

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