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Software, like medicine, is an expensive developed-world product that the developing world (translation: the world's poorest countries) desperately needs, and whose cost resides in its invention rather than in mass-production. To some extent, this applies to computer hardware, too. If the goal of policy is to remove obstacles that prevent poor countries from bettering themselves by the means enjoyed by modern wealthy countries, cutting software costs, from operating systems upwards, ought to be on the agenda. Goodness, it's not so long since most affordable software couldn't print /European/ currency signs and dates. (Once software could handle European currencies, Europe went and invented a new one.)

Incidentally, in English, does one not still write "Brazil"?

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