NewsBytes: South African Govt Advisory Punts Open Source Software

“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


Get the Free Newsletter!

Subscribe to Developer Insider for top news, trends, & analysis