Latin America seems like it's a world away, but use of free/libre and open-source software (FLOSS) there is growing much like it is in South Asia and,
arguably, better. Recently, a study of FLOSS in Latin America pointed to the contribution of GNOME (started in 1997 by Mexican developer Miguel de
Icaza), Brazil's Sourceforge-like Codigolivre.org.br portal site, the simple UTUTO distribution from Argentina and the popular PHP-Nuke content
management system from Francisco Burzi of Venezuela.
June 2, 2003