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South Africa considers open source

Joining a growing trend, a South African government council recommended an official policy that promotes the use of open-source software–but stops short of jettisoning proprietary applications. The recommended policy for Africa’s wealthiest nation expresses a preference for open-source applications when proprietary alternatives don’t offer a compelling advantage. Other nations have taken more extreme positions, mandating the use of open-source software unless no other practical alternatives exist. Full Story

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