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ZDNet UK: Linux Brings Hope to Spain's Poorest Region

May 11, 2005, 15:15 (3 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Ingrid Marson)

"'New information technology can help us achieve our goals,' Juan Carlos Rodriguez loudly proclaimed recently. The president of Extremadura may be the leader of the poorest region of Spain, but that hasn't dented his ambition or his belief in technological progress.

"Like the governments of countries such as Venezuela, China, Thailand and India, Extremadura has been pumping money into the research and promotion of locally developed software as a way to keep pace with technological investment in other parts of the world and give its economy a boost..."

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