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How Linux Helped 5 Poverty-Stricken Governments

Oct 15, 2008, 14:33 (3 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Rami Taibah)

"Also, Extremadura is one of the poorest regions in the EU, and the cost of proprietary software needed to run the network was just too much to bear. So the government decided to use free software; in the beginning due to its low cost, but soon they realized that free software is a powerful tool to provide “technological independence” and avoid reliance on global conglomerates and monopolies."

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