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Re: [News] Red Hat Wants Policy Change to Favour Free(dom) Software

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____/ 7 on Sunday 18 Oct 2009 12:20 : \____

> Roy Schestowitz wrote:
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>> More Must Be Given To SMBs To Adopt Technology, Say IT Industry Members
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>> | An incentive or rebate scheme by the government for
>> | small medium businesses (SMBs) to adopt technology
>> | into their business is very timely in light of the
>> | current uncertainty ahead, said Red Hat Asia
>> | Pacific.
>> | 
>> | Its country sales manager, Basheer Mohd Ali said
>> | technology remained a key enabler for SMBs to remain
>> | competitive and relevant in today's modern business
>> | world where business opportunities are available
>> | around the clock and not bounded by physical borders.
>> `----
>> http://www.bernama.com/bernama/v5/newsbusiness.php?id=447291
> That seems pretty important.
> Governments already give money to companies in the form
> of research spending rebates to become more competitive,
> but giving rebates to companies to adopt freedom software

That's a very good idea. I wonder if any country is doing this at all.

> is also critically beneficial because it oils the
> whole IT infrastructure of a company to become cost
> efficient and use some of the 30,000 freedom and open
> source software packages to get ahead in the IT side
> of things as well.

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