"Since the election of President Luiz Inácio Lula da
Silva, Brazil has gradually become a beachhead for Open Source, and
consequently a thorn in Microsoft's side. Soon after his election,
President da Silva appointed Sergio Amadeu, an academic and Open
Source enthusiast, to head Brazil's National Information Technology
"Amadeu gained a modicum of fame in Brazil by launching a
network of free computer centers running Open Source PC software in
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