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Linux and Open Source in Iraq

Posted: June 22nd, 2004 | Author: | Filed under: Open Source | Comments Off

Todays edition of The World featured a story about Linux and open source software in Iraq:

In Iraq, a group of computer users has started writing open source computer code. They’re Linux enthusiasts. The idea is to make low-cost, home-grown software and is said to hold great promise for developing countries. It could leapfrog Iraq into a more competitive future. The World technology reporter Clark Boyd reports.

It is amazing that people will work on open source software in a country where the power may go out at any time and you have to worry about suicide bombers and IEDs while outside. My hats are off to these Iraqi coders that are trying to bring the penguin to the desert.


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