Grateful Dead Lyricist Urges Brazil to Move to Linux

January 31, 2005
January 31, 2005 – (HOSTSEARCH.COM) – FOX News reported today that former Grateful Dead lyricist John Barlow spoke today at the World Social Forum, an annual protest to the World Economic Forum, where he talked about the need for impoverished countries to move from Microsoft to open source software which is free. "Already, Brazil spends more in licensing fees on proprietary software than it spends on hunger," he is quoted as saying. Slashdot has also reported that Brazil intends to move 300,000 servers away from Microsoft to Linux although Microsoft founder Bill Gates apparently would like to speak to the president of Brazil before any such move is made.

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