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Submission + - Egyptian government to adopt FLOSS on larger scale (

ezabi writes: After announcing a 43 Million USD license agreement with Microsoft, the Egyptian government was faced with a protest from FLOSS enthusiasts staging a stand before the cabinet
Later, representatives from the community had a meeting with the minister of communications and information technology, such a meeting led to the ministry issuing a press release (in Arabic) stating its commitment to gradually move to open source as a strategic option for future projects.
It's worth mentioning that all governmental websites used in the elections and constitution referendum were all based on open source solutions.

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Egyptian government to adopt FLOSS on larger scale

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Leveraging always beats prototyping.