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CNET News: Peru's President Approves Open-Source Bill

Oct 22, 2005, 17:00 (0 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Michael Kanellos)

" Alejandro Toledo, president of Peru, signed legislation this week that allows public institutions to consider adopting open-source software, another step forward for the open-software movement. The legislation, which Peru's Congress approved in September, allows government agencies and schools to choose between proprietary software from companies like Microsoft or Oracle, as well as open-source alternatives.

"Government agencies have been some of the largest and most influential purchasers of open-source software, which can cost less to buy and manage, according to advocates..."

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