May 25 2005

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Software Libre para la India

Una de las grandes ventajas de los programas de código abierto es que podemos adaptar la interfaz a la cultura de los usuarios. Esto es algo que en el mundo monocultural y monohistórico de Microsoft es imposible de lograr.

Free CDs spread open source in India | Tech News on ZDNet
Raman believes open-source software has two main advantages for the Indian population–it is relatively inexpensive and it can be modified fairly easily. “We are sometimes not comfortable with Western user interfaces–they don’t make sense in our culture, particularly for rural people who haven’t had much access to technology. If we want to modify the software we have to have access to the code,” he said.

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