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Programming for the Proletariat

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A recent story about the Cuban government converting all of its computer to open-source software. One of the officials in charge of the project has this to say:

"It’s basically a problem of technological sovereignty, a problem of ideology,"

The article also points out that:

Other countries have tried similar moves. China, Brazil and Norway have encouraged the development of Linux for a variety of reasons: Microsoft’s near-monopoly over operating systems, the high cost of proprietary software and security problems.

Will Cuba fly in the face of closed society trends and let blogging and consumer generated media in next? I doubt it. First, Fidel will have to get better at keeping it short and letting someone share (have) the stage.

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Written by Jonathan Dunn

February 22, 2007 at 10:35 am

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