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..."