April 17, 2005

Brazil is pressing for free software

SAO PAULO, Brazil - Since taking office two years ago, President Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva has turned Brazil into a tropical outpost of the free software movement.

Looking to save millions of dollars in royalties and licensing fees, da Silva has instructed government ministries and state-run companies to switch gradually from costly operating systems made by Microsoft and others to free operating systems, like Linux.

Link: AZCentral

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