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IPS: Heading Towards Free Software

Dec 01, 2004, 19:00 (4 Talkback[s])
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"Venezuela, following in Brazil's footsteps, has joined the club of countries that are adopting and promoting free or open-source software, in a bid to save money, achieve technological independence, and strengthen alliances among countries of the developing South.

"'We are working on a decree to make it official and obligatory in Venezuela to acquire and foment the use of free software in the public administration,' Venezuelan President Hugo Chávez announced in a recent forum on technology held in Caracas..."

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