NewsForge: Open Asia: Open Source in Afghanistan and Bangladesh
Aug 26, 2003, 13:00 (0 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Frederick Noronha)
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"This week we begin a country-by-country survey of the
availability of open source software across individual Asian
countries at the top of the alphabet, with Afghanistan and
"Afghanistan, until recently, was listed one of the few
countries in the world with no known FLOSS-related activity.
However, the recent war over Afghanistan brought the issue to the
fore, with reports alleging that while the Taliban 'prefer'
products of the Microsoft giant (the now-defunct official Web site
www.talibanonline.com was reported to run under Microsoft-IIS/5.0
on Windows 2000) the emerging 'good guys' in the battle ran their
Web site www.afgha.com on Apache 1.3.20 on Debian GNU/Linux..."