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OneWorld Africa: A Model Couple--FOSS and Civil Society?

Jun 15, 2004, 23:30 (0 Talkback[s])
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"Lets start by introducing this couple. Free and Open Source Software (FOSS) is software that gives the user very unique freedoms. The user is entitled to use the software/program in any way he/she wishes, freedom to probe the software and customise for user needs, freedom to redistribute the program to benefit others and finally the freedom to improve the program and release freely the improved version so that everyone can benefit. Civil Society on the other hand can be described as those who have taken the liberty and initiative to act as the watch dog for the public so that their freedoms and rights are not abused. So much in common they seem to have... this couple..."

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