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Computerworld Australia: Garbee Says Debian Has a Place in Society

Jan 17, 2004, 07:00 (1 Talkback[s])
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"Governments in countries without strong IT infrastructure or skills are utilising free and open source software as part of a comprehensive plan to 'boot strap' the populace into technology, a leading Linux representative has claimed.

"Speaking at the Linux.conf.au event in Adelaide on Friday, former Debian Project Leader and Hewlett-Packard Linux CTO Bdale Garbee said for the cost of paying a foreign software company to provide a software solution, governments in countries such as Spain and Brazil are in favour of developing their own localised software with free and open source code..."

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