South American Software Development

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| Who ultimately forced Sun to open-source Java? Was it external pressure,
| either from Java developers or the open-source community? Or was it internal,
| perhaps a mandate from CEO Jonathan Schwartz?
|
| Answer: None of the above. According to Jonathan himself, it was Brazil.
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http://www.ddj.com/architect/205600791

They migrate to GNU/Linux also. A few examples below.


Related:

Ministry of Education from Brazil is buying 3000 Debian GNU Linux computers

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| The Ministry of Education from Brazil is buying more 3000 Debian GNU / Linux
| computers , with four multimedia terminals and compatible printers for
| installing at 3000 rural schools, with 36 months contractual support. This
| next bidding adds up to the previous 90000 Debian GNU / Linux computers,
| network and printers. * *
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http://times.debian.net/1199


Ministry of Education from Brazil is buying 90,000 Debian GNU Linux computers

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| All computers will be installed at 9000 brazilian schools.
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http://www.techforce.com.br/index.ph...bian_computers


EnabledPeople & partners deploys 50,000 Linux desktops in Brazil January 6

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| BitWay Computadores, Imtech Brazil and EnabledPeople launch
| massive deployments of Linux PCs with preinstalled Linux XP
| Desktop software for Brazil goverment program
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http://www.enabledpeople.com/blog/20...eptember-2006/
http://tinyurl.com/yfy37p