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Monday, April 22

Wired Peru Discovers Machu Penguin: "Indeed, the wording of Peru's bill -- which is making its way through the Peruvian legislature -- is spiced liberally with the word freedom: Freedom to use, freedom to modify, freedom to distribute and 'freedom to publish without restrictions for the benefit of all humanity.' The bill also posits that government use of proprietary software is a national security risk; that hidden code could contain 'back doors,' programs that allow remote control of computers and reveal sensitive state information open to prying eyes." Making Linux the semi-official operating system of the country seems attractive to a cash-strapped legislature.

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