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iTweb: MS Defends African Government Deals

Feb 24, 2004, 03:15 (4 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Tracy Burrows)

[ Thanks to Matt for this link. ]

"Conceding that open source software has a role to play, Microsoft has defended its deals with African governments, following a strongly-worded warning by the Free Software and Open Source Foundation for Africa (Fossfa).

"Fossfa issued a warning to African governments earlier this week that entering into 'deals' with Microsoft would jeopardise their own software industries and limit their countries' ICT growth. Microsoft rejects this claim, saying there is place for both commercial and open source software in Africa, and that both will contribute to the continent's ICT growth..."

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