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Mad Penguin: Cuba and Open Source: A Touchy Subject

Feb 22, 2007, 02:30 (7 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Matt Hartley)

[ Thanks to Matt D. for this link. ]

"Unless you have been living under a rock in the media sense, surely by now you have heard the news of Cuba embracing open source and all that it has to offer. Unfortunately, much of the mainstream press is likely to once again point to open source and claim that it is anti-free enterprise, which could be a problem.

"In this day and age, I suppose these may seem like hollow words in light of the growth of Cuban open source adoption. But regardless, I remain hopeful that even the critics of this news will understand that making software available to everyone is never a threat. In fact, if anything, it's a great way to offer opportunity in a region with very little otherwise..."

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