Sanjiva Weerawarana the Chairman and
Executive Director of the LSF (Lanka Software
Foundation) and Jivaka Weeratunga (my former boss) have released a very detailed
report (114 pages) titled ‘Open
Source in Developing Countries’. The report gives an overview of the open
source phenomenon and then outlines various business models based on open source and
I learnt quite a lot on how open source can help developing countries through an interesting
interview with Linus Torvalds in the report’s appendix.