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Linux Journal: Software Freedom for Macedonia?

Sep 24, 2002, 13:00 (1 Talkback[s])
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"My trip was sponsored by the Macedonian magazine publication, PCInfo+, and I was invited to speak at an event they called ExpoCom. This event was originally expanded to be a full week long. However, when it was announced I was coming to speak on software freedom, a number of vendors and speakers withdrew and ExpoCom was shortened by a few days. I learned this was because the Microsoft Adriatic representative and the local Microsoft reseller in Macedonia had contacted the speakers and vendors who were going to attend, and requested they withdraw from ExpoCom and offered other considerations if they would do so.

"PCInfo+ had at one time been a more traditional PC magazine much like PC Week or similar publications that cover proprietary software and hardware. When Igor become managing editor, and I think it was some two years ago, he focused attention and coverage on GNU/Linux, and the local hacker community. The immediate result of this was the Adriatic Microsoft rep asked their Macedonian reseller to stop future advertising in PCInfo+..."

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