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Re: [Fedora-marketing-list] Digital freedom structured: From "The statesman" Slightly off the topic.



On Mon, 2007-02-12 at 00:38 +0530, susmit shannigrahi wrote:
> Not directly related to Fedora..and not that this article provides you
> something new..
> But worth taking a look. It's good to see that people are discussing
> and advocating FLOSS.
> 
> 'Here are two links
> 
> 1. http://www.anandabazar.com/11bus2.htm
> This is from a Bangla newspaper (A Indian regional language And
> Official language of Bangladesh).
> I am not translating the whole article..
> 
> It says that IT minister of West Bengal advocated for FLOSS and
> encourges using Linux
> in schools,colleges.He hopes that this reduction in cost will produce
> more manpower and increase the reach of technology and will take
> technology to a wider audience.
> 
> 
> 2. The second one is from The statesman.Titled: Digital freedom structured.
> 
> "Sometime ago, Richard Stallman of the Free Software Foundation was
> quoted in the Associated Press as saying, "Proprietary software
> companies hand out free copies for the same reason that cigarette
> companies give sample packs to college kids ~ to encourage addiction."
> 
> http://www.thestatesman.net/page.arcview.php?clid=4&id=173454&usrsess=1
> 
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That's great! I'm happy to see that some countries are starting to see
the advantages of using FLOSS. It's a pity that some of our politicians
are saying "cheap country" and are still using expenxive proprietary
software, which is also much worser than FLOSS...

Regards,
Pawel


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