__/ [Roy Schestowitz] on Thursday 20 October 2005 07:29 \__
> This is just insluting...
> You can give people free software, but they won't have the expertise to use
> it, says Microsoft Nigeria's manager
> Microsoft has claimed the cost of software is not an important issue in the
> developing world.
> In response to a question on the role of open source software in Africa,
> Gerald Ilukwe, the general manager of Microsoft Nigeria, said that cost is
> not important, even though he admitted that the average annual salary in
> the West African country is only $160 (£91).
I forgot to bind a personal comment to the article (other than the 4 words
at the top).
I guess food and drugs are not among Microsoft's top priorities as far as
the African people are concerned. It's all about profit, profit, profit
while moral factors are reduced to scratch. Microsoft's help, rather than
be given in the form of free or /significantly/-reduced licence costs,
comes via the Bill Gates foundations. This way they can be flasely per-
ceived as humanitarians while at the same time draining the pockets of
those whose aim is not to use the most widespread O/S, but to survive that
Microsoft yet again prove that they choose to live in a dog-eat-dog envir-
nment, all of that despite being in that Big Brother role. This comes to
yet again show how they spit at the very same community they pretend to