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NewsBytes: South African Govt Advisory Punts Open Source Software

Feb 04, 2002, 18:04 (18 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Alastair Otter)
"Open source software could empower people in ways that proprietary software cannot, according to a discussion paper published last week by South Africa's National Advisory Council on Innovation (NACI).

The council is an advisory body appointed by the Minister of Arts, Culture, Science and Technology.

The paper, entitled 'Open Software and Open Standards in South Africa,' recommends the broad-scale promotion of open standards and open software within the South African public sector as well as promoting its use in education and business. Open software such as Linux and desktop environments such as KDE are highlighted in the paper as examples of what can be achieved by the open software movement."

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