Linux Journal: Pakistan Government Looks to the Linux Users Group

“It must be quite flattering when a government sits up, takes
note of the potential of a Linux-users group, and prominently
features it in advertisements noticed nationwide.

“This happened recently in Pakistan, where a small but growing
band of GNU/Linux enthusiasts–and some senior policy planners
working at another level–have understood the impact that this
alternative computing operating system could have on their

“Sometime in June, the English-language newspaper The Dawn
published from the port city of Karachi, announced: ‘The Government
of Pakistan is committing itself to the reduction of piracy and the
protection of intellectual property. Linux and open source
technologies are the corner stone of this initiative…'”


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