[Linux-aus] [link] Open source helps education effort in ThirdWorld

Leon Brooks leon at cyberknights.com.au
Tue Sep 16 07:29:02 UTC 2003

On Tue, 16 Sep 2003 02:20, Jason Stokes wrote:
> I can easily envisage Microsoft licensing software at super-cheap
> prices specifically for the African market, driving out open source
> alternatives.

Done: Thailand, MS-Windows and Office bundle for the local equivalent of 
about USD$35.00.

But Stevie's real method for undercutting free is to raise the price of 
free, hence The SCO Group's Melinda-Gates-sponsored shenanigans. I have 
no idea what battle plans MS have arrayed against OpenOffice.org, but 
that's starting to bite them as well.

Cheers; Leon

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