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| BROOKLIN, Canada, Mar 20 (IPS) - Electronic governance promises to
| cut corruption and improve transparency, and open source software
| offers a way to break the South's technological dependence on
| industrialised countries, experts say.
| Open source software such as Linux is non-proprietary, less complex,
| more efficient and freely available to anyone -- unlike Microsoft's
| Windows operating system, says Mike Reed, director of the United
| Nations University (UNU) International Institute for Software
| Technology (UNU-IIST), based in Macao, China.