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Linux Journal: A Meeting with Costa Rica's Minister of Science and Technology

Oct 17, 2001, 03:10 (3 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Phil Hughes)
"I just had the pleasure of meeting with Guy F. de Téramond, who is the Minister of Science and Technology of Costa Rica. Don Guy, as he is referred to by his staff and others, is a serious Linux and free software advocate.

For those not familiar with the structure of Costa Rica's government, government ministers are appointed by the President. For those in the US, this is much like a cabinet-level position. This means a pro-Linux person is very high up in the government.

I originally met Guy when I was down here in June and spoke at the Costa Rica Linux Users Group (GULCR). Guy also spoke, and he really impressed me with his interest in Linux, and his serious desire to bring good internet connectivity to the general public. This meeting was a chance to fill in the blanks in my knowledge of his interests and commitments."

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