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Microsoft criticizes Brazilian government's position about free software

Sep 16, 2010, 05:04 (7 Talkback[s])


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"The president of Microsoft Latin America, Hernán Rincón, sent word to Brazilian government: "innovation software does not happen in the hands of governments but the private sector."

"The statement came after he was questioned about the government's position of supporting programs with open source like Linux.

"In a meeting with journalists from Latin America in Bellevue, Wash., he said this morning: "Governments have to ask: what business is to serve their citizens and develop software? Innovation is at private sector. "

"According to Rincon, free programs require more work and investment from the government to keep them running and updated - which does not happen when companies take care of that for the government."

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