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HispaLinux: Andalusian Regional Goverment Truly Involves with Free Software

Mar 26, 2003, 17:30 (7 Talkback[s])

[ Thanks to Paul Tatham for this link. ]

La Junta de Andalucia, the Andalusian Regional Government, has officially announced a new law whose principal objuective is to give the population the opportunity to use free software.

The article is an English translation of a piece that details the new law in this region of southern Spain.

"All public educational centre necessities are intended to be fulfilled, first of all, with Free Software. At least, all software development carried out by 'La Junta de Andalucia' or any official educational entity should by developed in such a way. It is compulsory to all hardware acquired by official educational centres to be fully compatible with Free Software operating systems. Furthermore, it must be preinstalled in all new bought computers. In addition, all official Internet access points must be equipped with this kind of software..."

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