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Tectonic: Open Source Gives South African Farmers a Leg-Up

Nov 22, 2005, 16:00 (0 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Basheera Khan)

"EuroOSCON, the first European conference on open source took place in Amsterdam last month. Though it was roughly a third smaller than its North American counterpart, EuroOSCON attracted the cream of open source advocates and practitioners both as speakers and delegates.

"From the list of attendees, it was obvious that open source in Europe is A Really Big Thing(TM)--several hundred delegates from the UK and continental Europe converged on Amsterdam's classiest hotel to receive the wisdom there imparted. Nevertheless, it was still a surprise to see that the Limpopo Provincial Government's department of agriculture had sent a representative to the show..."

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