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Computerworld Australia: Garbee Says Debian Has a Place in Society

[ Thanks to Saverio for this link. ]

“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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