South Africa adopts Open Source Software Policy

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The Government of South Africa is planning to adopt a Free and Open Source Software (FOSS) policy, which is a significant boost for the industry according to new analysis from Frost & Sullivan.

According to new analysis from Frost & Sullivan, both the public and private sectors will be benefited from the expansion of OSS. This will encourage to start up the new businesses as well as allow the government to channel resources to much needed areas such as healthcare and education. OSS will provide an alternative option to South Africa against proprietary softwares. The collaboration between the government and OSS developers will encourage open source market. This in turn will result in the development of applications uniquely suited to the South African environment.

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