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

Leon Brooks leon at cyberknights.com.au
Tue Sep 16 10:39:02 UTC 2003

On Tue, 16 Sep 2003 10:28, Con Zymaris wrote:
> Step 1: Partner with a cheap PC maker and subsidize 1 million PCs
> Step 2: Install Linux and OpenOffice.org on these PCs
> Step 3: Deploy PCs under the guise of 'bridging the digital divide"
> Step 4: Wait...
> Step 5: Microsoft drops its prices by 90%
> Step 6: Your country saves (tens, hundreds of) millions in import
> costs

I think suspicion might be aroused even if you didn't spam all countries 
at once and only 10% ran with your idea. (-:

Cheers; Leon

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