Meeting with Costa Rica's Minister of Science and Technology

A discussion of connectivity, Linux and the future of open source in Costa Rica.
Conclusion

I enjoyed interviewing Don Guy, and I am very impressed with him. His interest in education and universal access is a real credit to his dedication. The fact that this is happening is a real credit to the Costa Rican government in general.

I mentioned to him that we were giving trips to Costa Rica to the winners of the first contest we had in Embedded Linux Journal, and he said that he hoped he could do something “official” for them. So my bottom line is that Linux and open source are alive and well in Costa Rica, and it feels like it could expand easily in the whole region. Hopefully, Costa Rica can set the example for domination by Linux in Central America.

Resources

Phil Hughes is the publisher of Linux Journal and Embedded Linux Journal.

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Phil Hughes

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