September 3, 2002

Venezuela adopts Open Source

"Moving to Open Source software has been contemplated for some time in more than one South American country, with Peruvian Congressman Dr. Edgar David Villanueva Nuñez having written a widely celebrated Open Letter to Microsoft in which he politely but thoroughly demolishes a veritable raft of Microsoft FUD-mongering, carefully point by point.

Announced last Wednesday, this new Venezuelan government policy was approved by a majority of the country's Executive Committee. It was characterized in a statement by Dr. Felipe Pérez-Martí, Planning and Development Minister, as "Open source whenever possible, proprietary software only when necessary."

Link: The Inquirer


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