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Linux Journal: Greenpeace Southeast Asia Moves to Free Software

Jan 30, 2003, 10:00 (2 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Fred Noronha)

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"'The office has been planning to move to free software since early 2002. We made a conscious choice between migrating to free software or spending funds on expensive software licenses,' said Steven Sy, web-editor and system administrator for Greenpeace Southeast Asia in the Philippines.

"He added, 'We also did not want to get into legal troubles if ever the BSA [Business Software Alliance, the proprietary software arm that fights illegal copying of software, which it terms piracy] came our way.'

"Sy has been with the Philippine environmental movement for almost a decade and joined Greenpeace about two years ago. 'The concept of free software/open source is new to me, and I'm still learning the ropes,' he said..."

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