Open Source In Developing Countries

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 implementation strategies.

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.

Written on February 24, 2004