"Linux and related open-source software has gained an
increasingly important role among large local corporations in
Brazil, according to a recent study.
"The Instituto Sem Fronteiras, a Brazilan research firm, found
that 73 percent of companies with more than a thousand employees
are open source users. 'This information contradicts the reasoning
that says smaller companies must be the most adherent to this
software, because it's open,' said Alvaro Leal, an institute
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