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OpenOffice.org at FISL 9.0

Louis Suarez-Potts, Community Manager for OpenOffice.org, writes about OpenOffice.org at FISL 9.0, which is happening right now in Porto Alegre, Brazil.

It sounds like a wonderful event, and I hope to attend one someday.

Louis introduces the event and its importance, writing, “It’s hard not to be enthusiastic about fisl, or to expand the acronym, the 9th F√≥rum International Software Livre, held each year in Porto Alegre, Brazil. In part, my enthusiasm stems from the energy and commitment to free software shown by the government; and in part, from the warmth and friendship demonstrated by the Brazilians.”

Brazil is known as a major center for open source software, and the government has been a strong supporter for a very long time, recognizing the key role FOSS can play in enhancing economic and human development. Brazil has been a role model for many other developing countries to follow, and FISL is one of the key events that helps expand the FOSS community in Brazil each year.

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