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The New York Times/International Herald Tribune: An Outpost for Free Software

Mar 29, 2005, 15:15 (2 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Todd Benson)

"Since taking office two years ago, President Luiz Inácio Lula da Silva has turned Brazil into an outpost of the free-software movement.

"Looking to save millions of dollars in royalties and licensing fees, da Silva has instructed government ministries and state-run companies to switch gradually from costly operating systems made by Microsoft and others to free operating systems, like Linux..."

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