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Sri Lanka to discuss open source on Windows

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The Free and Open Source Software (FOSS) community in Sri Lanka will gather on June 26 to June 28, 2007 and discuss open source applications for Windows, in a bid to curb software piracy in the country.

The FOSS, Sri Lanka local advocacy group will organize the conference, entitled FOSS-ed for Windows, which will cover various topics relating to FOSS applications for the Microsoft platform. These topics will also cover issues related from web-browsers and email clients to graphics software and content management systems. The event is sponsored by Google, Intel, Microsoft, Ceylon Linux, eBuilder, ThinkCube and Virtusa. American Chamber of Commerce, Sri Lanka's ICT Agency, the National Intellectual Property Office and University of Colombo School of Computing will support the event.

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