IPS: Brazil Leads the Way in the Free Software Movement

“Despite the challenges involved, Brazil is forging ahead with
its decision to adopt free or open-source software throughout the
country’s massive public sector.

“The shift from proprietary operating systems to open-source
systems in government agencies will encompass close to 300,000
computers. Some believe this could lead the way to the predominance
of open-source software in this country of close to 180 million
people and to a major expansion in the national software industry,
with considerable international repercussions…”