Why Brazil Is Turning To Open Source Software

Abhijeet Chavan's picture
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BBC reports that government agencies and state-run enterprises in Brazil are switching from Microsoft Windows to open source alternatives. According to a source cited in the story, the primary motivation is economics. The Brazilian government estimates it could save $120m a year by switching and is considering making the use of open source software compulsory for government.




Abhijeet Chavan is co-founder and co-editor-in-chief of Planetizen.

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