"There used to be a heading on the Moreover.com news website
that read 'dotcom boom'. For some time now it has read 'dotcom
doom'. But while many e-commerce sites have gone the way of the
dodo, news of a new boom is coming from an unlikely area. According
to the latest report by the United Nations Conference on Trade and
Development (UNCTAD), e-commerce is on the up in the developing
world, and it is often women making the most of the
"This boom in internet and e-commerce in the developing world is
thanks, in no small part, to Linus Torvalds. Nearly a third of the
world's internet servers run on the open source Linux software he
helped create. And, because the system is open for users to
experiment with, programmers in developing countries are able to
get a better understanding of how it works. They can collaborate
with others around the world to customise its code..."
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