Linked by Thom Holwerda on Sat 11th Mar 2006 16:52 UTC, submitted by fsmdave
GNU, GPL, Open Source "Former Soviet Union is a term that often makes people think of a somehow original concept of freedom and democracy. You can observe some heritage looking at the facts of today's Belarus and Turkmenistan. Anyway, even there, people always have had the will to express their ideas and opinions. Think, for instance, of the samizdat, or of the dissidents. How could native geeks and computer scientists/engineers miss the opportunity to contribute to the free software movement as another expression of freedom and democracy? In this article, hopefully the first of a short series, I will try to outline the rise and growth of free software in the former USSR by interviewing some of the key individuals."
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Very good!
by CapEnt on Sat 11th Mar 2006 18:45 UTC
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It's always good to know more about the work of rather non famous people on free software world. Sometimes is a rather boring just to stay with interviews with already estabilished personalities like Torvalds ou Stallman... I will like to see more articles like that! (and i think i'm not the only one =P)

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