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Brazil Launches Global Free Software Organization
Alex Steffen, 13 May 05

We've written before about Brazil and its leadership in open source software, its efforts to use technology to leapfrog itself, but this week we saw a bold demonstration of exactly how committed to changing the world's software paradigm Brazil is:

Brazil extended its challenge to Microsoft Corp., proposing an international group to encourage developing nations to replace the U.S. company's programs with open-source software such as Linux.

The proposal by state-owned Banco do Brasil SA is part of a broader push started by President Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva's government in 2003 to curb use of Microsoft programs.

The article goes on to describe how Brazil is leading the creation of Organização Mundial de Software Livre (the World Organization for Free Software).

This is a serious sign that the redistribution of the future is well underway. Lula v. Bill, indeed.

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Comments

Add to that initiatives like Telesur and it's obvious that South-America really is waking up!


Posted by: Mikhail Capone on 13 May 05

Software Livre, once again, does not translate to 'Open Source'. It's Free Software.


Posted by: Taran on 14 May 05



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