"A two-year study is being launched to evaluate and compare the
use of open source software 'in an African context' against
"Bridges.org, an international non-governmental-organisation
based in Cape Town, together with SchoolNet Africa, which is
conducting the research, say the study is to present an unbiased
view, as most of the debate so far has been between advocates of
one or the other side.
"'The debate over which kind of software is better for
developing countries is heating up and many argue that the choice
will have long-term implications as African countries take steps to
join the information society,' says Bridges.org programme manager
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