Licence fees and GDP per capita: The case for open source in developing countries by Rishab Aiyer Ghosh.

There is a strong case for free software (also known as open source or libre software) being deployed widely in developing countries. This paper describes three reasons in particular: free software is a skills enabling platform; it is far cheaper; and it is more adaptable to local needs. The free software development community provides an environment of intensive interactive skills ...

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