"About a year ago, we had spoken with Richard Stallman about the free software movement in Latin America and he said something which was surprising: even though free software was extremely popular in Cuba, it was receiving heavy resistance from Cuban academics and the university system in Cuba. Well, an announcement this week indicates that this has finally changed: ..."

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13 years 49 weeks 1 day 13 hours ago


So Cuba is Finally Moving to Capitalism

See? Even Cuba moves to constructive capitalism and leaves behind that communism where everyone uses the same software and relies on the authority which decided what to use. ;-)

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13 years 49 weeks 1 day 1 hour ago


? - cuba not moving to capitalism

Mmm.. that's not really the point of the story. In fact, Cuba is part of a "21st-century socialist leadership" which includes a migration to open source, free software (including the ruling Workers Party in Brazil, Hugo Chaez, etc). However, resistance was encountered in the academic sectors of Cuban society and that resistance was recently overcome, which is why the University of Havana is now migrating.

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