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NewsForge: What Linux Means to Romania

May 20, 2005, 11:30 (0 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Razvan T. Coloja)

"As a Romanian and IT fanatic, I've watched the rise of Linux and open source from a different point of view than most. Romania went through a revolution in December 1989, and since then many things have changed, including computers and the way they are perceived by a country that is better known for its Dracula figure than its IT involvement. We have our professionals--people that are hired by foreign companies to work in different sectors of the computer industry. We have our software firms that produce quality software, such as BitDefender. Last but not least, we have our Linux user groups, and now a magazine dedicated to Linux and open source software.

"I work for the press, monitoring IT news and writing about Linux in general, and I believe the way Linux is represented in the Romanian press could use a little more polishing..."

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