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AllAfrica: Science Minister Wants State to Embrace Open Source

Sep 15, 2005, 22:00 (0 Talkback[s])
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"Efforts to increase use of open-source software in government departments have found a champion in Science and Technology Minister Mosibudi Mangena.

"The use of open source rather than proprietary software would have enormous benefits for the economy and society of SA, he said. But the unwillingness of some hi-tech suppliers to adopt more open, accessible and flexible technologies would mean technology remained unaffordable and inaccessible to most people in developing countries..."

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