"President Chavez issued a decree this week which says that
Venezuela's public administration will switch over to use so-called
Open Source software, such as the Linux operating system, over the
course of the next two years. Chavez had announced his intention to
issue such a decree a few months ago.
"The decree states that in the next three months the Minister
for Science and Technology should present the president with a
national plan for ensuring a smooth transition of Venezuela's
public administration to Open Source software..."