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Egyptian Government To Adopt Free Software On Larger Scale 57

Posted by Unknown Lamer
from the digital-arab-spring dept.
ezabi writes "After announcing a 43 million USD license agreement with Microsoft, the Egyptian government was faced with a protest from FOSS enthusiasts staging a protest before the cabinet. Later, representatives from the community had a meeting with the minister of communications and information technology. Such a meeting led to the ministry issuing a press release (in Arabic) stating its commitment to gradually move to open source (Google Translate to English) as a strategic option for future projects. It's worth mentioning that all governmental websites used in the elections and constitution referendum were all based on open source solutions."
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Egyptian Government To Adopt Free Software On Larger Scale

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  • HTML, anyone? (Score:4, Informative)

    by wonkey_monkey (2592601) on Tuesday January 01, 2013 @05:30AM (#42440339) Homepage

    the Egyptian government was faced with a protest from FOSS enthusiasts staging a stand before the cabinet http//www.egyptindependent.com/news/activists-protest-microsoft-deal

    Y'know, they really should invent a way to visit links quicker than copying and pasting the text into the URL bar.

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