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Tectonic: NGOs Petition Government to Adopt FOSS

Sep 06, 2006, 11:15 (0 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Alastair Otter)

"The South African NGO sector is gathering momentum to petition the South African government to adopt free and open source software. The petition, to be sent to Geraldine Fraser-Moleketi, the minister of public service and administration, calls on government to reduce the country's dependence on software imports.

"The petition, started by Sangonet director David Barnard and the Internet Society's Alan Levin, says that as the largest user of software in the country, government needs to be promoting the free and open source software sector..."

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