May 20, 2002

Ending Microsoft FUD: Behind the letter by Peruvian Congressman Villanueva

LinuxToday has the interview: "Villanueva has been aware of open source software and its benefits for almost six years. When he was mayor of Andahuaylas, a small province in south-central Perú, he wanted to modernize the computer systems used by the municipalities. He quickly discovered that purchasing enough licenses from international computer companies was simply not possible within the economic limitations of Perú's economy. Even worse, licenses expire, and if one cannot afford the initial licenses, then renewing them every one or two years is certainly not realistic."

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