Linked by weildish on Thu 12th Feb 2009 04:43 UTC
Linux Cuba recently launched its own answer to Windows this week, or, in the bigger picture, what the Cubans are calling "US Hegemony." Nova, the new open source OS being offered by the Cuban government, is being made to boot out US-based Microsoft products.
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lemur2
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2007-02-17

"Clearly, in running Windows a government cannot really claim it has sovereignty over its own data. Much of its data will be locked away in obscure proprietary formats ...


Yeah, that's clearly Cuba's biggest problem.
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Roll my eyes. Sigh. You are getting almost as tiresome as you are foolish, Thom.

(a) What does it cost Cuba (government) to use open source software? What risks would it involve?

(b) What does it cost them to use Windows? What risks would it involve?

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sovereignty#External_sovereignty

Clear winner for the first option, from the Cuban government point of view.

Edited 2009-02-12 09:06 UTC

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