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DRIVING SUSTAINABLE INNOVATION IN GOVERNMENTS WITH OPEN SOURCE

DRIVING SUSTAINABLE INNOVATION IN GOVERNMENTS WITH OPEN SOURCE
By Clarice Africa | 28 April 2014
from: http://www.futuregov.asia/articles/2014/apr/28/driving-sustainable-innov...

“Look around you - open source is running so many things that play a crucial part of our lives and I bet most people don’t even know it,” said Prof. Ariel Betan, Managing Director of the International Open Source Network ASEAN+3, a Centre of Excellence under the UNDP Asia-Pacific Development Information Programme that advocates free and open source software, open content and open standards in the region.

“Linux, for example, is an operating system that runs a lot of today’s open source technologies. From small devices like mobile Wi-Fi routers/access points, desktops, smartphones and even appliances to large installations like the Large Hadron Collider, the world’s largest and most powerful particle accelerator, spanning 27km in the the Franco-Swiss Border,” he said.

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