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Comment: Independent non-US Software Industries (Score 4, Insightful) 295

by Tarakona (#6803072) Attached to: Brazilian Government Continues Push For Free Software
IMHO Brazil takes a step that we Europeans should be taking as well. If Microsoft products are being used in government agencies and the national industries, the know-how and the jobs would reside in the US and Europe will depend on the US as far as Information Technology is concerned. Furthermore, there would be a lot of money in license fees flowing from Europe to the US. IMHO it is clear that the US would have an advantage over Europe they would NOT use for the good of Europe but for their own.

Thus, a healthy European software industrie based on OSS is needed in order to be independent of the US.

I truly hope that our parliaments will realize this before it is too late.

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