[linux-elitists] [IRR] Brazil closing the Gates
Fri Feb 4 14:20:25 PST 2005
Brazil's government is intent on replacing all Microsoft software
(indeed all proprietary software) on its 300,000 computers with Open
This is not a new story, but it got some play recently as the World
Social Forum met at Port Alegre, coinciding with the World Economic
Forum in Davos. J. P. Barlow and Larry Lessig spoke there (and I
don't mean Davos).
Here are links for all positical sensibilities:
Andre, any perspective you'd like to share? The NPR story in partic-
ular made it sound like a done deal, that the government's head of
IT and the President are both solidly committed, and are in fact
lobbying others like Venezuely and Korea to follow suit.
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