Open Source and 3rd world countries

Pgold pgoldone at
Fri Mar 10 02:03:36 UTC 2006

Sorry Nicole, but here in Brazil our government does not use pirated
software, and yes, they're changing to Open Source.
Well, sadly home users still use pirated software(windows). But I
guess this may be coming to an end, or not expanding, since the new
"cheap" computer for the poor people comes with Free Software.

On 3/9/06, Olivier Nicole <on at> wrote:
> > I'm writing this thesis on the benefits of integrating
> > open source software into third world countries to boost
> > their economies and the knowledge of their people.
> Certainly not the answer you are expecting, but I am afraid it is the
> reality, developping countries do not really care about open source.
> They just use pirated software (windows) because it takes less time to
> start-up, because it cames with better internationalization...
> Time comes when they reach the limits of using pirated software and
> turning to open source is a solution, but that needs a certain level
> of development.
> Olivier
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