Open Source Gaining Support – NYT

The article is entitled An Alternative to Microsoft Gains Support in High Places and it begins “Governments around the world, afraid that Microsoft has become too powerful in critical software markets, have begun working to ensure an alternative.”

A related story in Linux Todayon the decision by Venezuela’s government to use open source: “The announcement stated that from now on, all software developed for the government must be licenced under the GPL. The entire policy was summed up in this statement by Dr. Felipe Prez-Mart, Planning and Development Minister: Open source whenever possible, propietary software only when necesary.”


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