Free Software in Eastern Europe

Posted by ptatham on Jul 1, 2004 4:35 AM EDT; By Paul Tatham
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Why isn't Free Software seeing more rapid growth in Eastern Europe? One might think that Eastern Europe would be fertile ground for Linux and Free Software. Conventional wisdom suggests that in areas where populations are well-educated but have fewer economic resources, Linux would be an attractive option. One would think that better, more reliable code and lower costs would result in wide adoption; but this is not enough, and Free Software faces an uphill struggle in these regions.

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