Uganda to cut costs with open source software

Thursday 25 August 2016 | 11:45 CET | News
The Ugandan government has called on the private sector and government departments to adopt Free and Open Source Software (FOSS) to increase their efficiency and competitiveness, reports The Observer.

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Categories: IT
Countries: Uganda
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This is great news! It is just unfortunate that Uganda (and many African institutions which are struggling with small budgets) has taken this long to take advantage of free software, when rich countries like Germany and France started doing so long time ago. Universities can save enormous amount of money with FOSS. I hope the project will not be blocked by MS and Oracle lobbyists, as is the norm elsewhere, and I count on our leaders to resist pressure should this happen.
Susan Isiko @ 25/8/2016 - 13:20

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