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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RE: Comment by moleskine
by Sabon on Thu 12th Feb 2009 15:24 UTC in reply to "Comment by moleskine"
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"I wonder what it is about Cuba that so fascinates us. It's a small country with an awful political system and a pretty modest GDP. Sudan, say, has a higher GDP than Cuba but "Sudan goes open source" would not make any headlines whereas with Cuba it's news."

Sudan is dangerous but it is not taboo like Cuba. Anything that is taboo fascinates us. Do you know why a lot of counties don't need porn? Because they are not repressed sexually so they don't need it. Here in the U.S. sex is taboo (in MOST of the country it really is) which is why there is such heavy demand for pornography. It's the same in Arab states too. At least for the people that are rich and above the law. Poor people get executed for porn.

Anyway, Cuba is Taboo therefore it fascinates us.

Edited 2009-02-12 15:33 UTC

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RE[2]: Comment by moleskine
by MamiyaOtaru on Fri 13th Feb 2009 11:29 in reply to "RE: Comment by moleskine"
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US are puritans so they like porn hurr. Why then does France have a significant industry? Or Sweden, which is pretty much the most liberated nation in the world? It's everywhere, which tells me it's less about breaking taboos than about appealing to some common human urges.

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RE[3]: Comment by moleskine
by Soulbender on Fri 13th Feb 2009 16:31 in reply to "RE[2]: Comment by moleskine"
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Or Sweden, which is pretty much the most liberated nation in the world?

Most "Swedish" porn is made in the U.S.

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