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South Africa goes Open Source
Tuesday, January 21 2003 @ 10:56 PM CST
Contributed by: memecast
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General News This article from Business Day relates how, after a year of debate, the South African government has decided to move aggressively towards Open Source.

For months the State IT Agency had winced at the incessant expense of buying software licences for hundreds of thousands of staff spread across government departments. Now the agency has declared that it will ditch expensive brand name software in many cases and switch to opensource alternatives.

It seems that the South Africans will save over 3 billion rand in the transition. Governments in France, Germany and Peru are now advocating open-source, along with the state authorities in California.


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