Brazilian state IT company SERPRO (US$ 1 billion annual revenue) has selected Debian GNU/Linux as their preferred distribution for its thousands of GNU/Linux development and production servers. The announcement occurred during Debian Day in Porto Alegre.

SERPRO has already started to work with the community, hearing suggestions on how to modify its internal culture to improve communication with the community and encourage employees to collaborate with the project for mutual benefits between the company (the largest state-owned IT firm in this hemisphere) and the open source community.

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