The Open Source Siren Song

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The opportunity to use Open Source software also offers leverage in the context of technology procurement.

In November 2003, the Brazilian government issued a policy encouraging the use of Open Source. By 2005, 300,000 government computers had switched from Microsoft to the Open Source operating system: Linux. Three years later, 73% of large companies in Brazil were using Open Source.

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