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Uruguay buys first “$100 laptops”

“I have to some degree underestimated the difference between shaking the hand of a head of state and having a cheque written,” Nicholas Negroponte, the founder of the organisation, recently told the New York Times. However, he said he was “delighted” with the first deal. “We commend Uruguay for being the first country to take […]

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South Africa adopts ODF as govt standard

Open standards are defined in the document as: – it should be maintained by a non-commercial organization– participation in the ongoing development work is based on decision-making processes that are open to all interested parties.– open access: all may access committee documents, drafts and completed standards free of cost of for a negligible fee.– It […]