In a symbolic technological move geared towards telling the U.S. to read between the lines, Cuba has announced it will be ditching Microsoft for open source in order to protect national security. Open source as a movement is based on a network of members who work together by contributing code compiled for programs and applications which can then be freely distributed in order to help provide an alternative to expensive software required to run a PC. In other words, the open source movement is about freeing PC owners from having no alternative but to pay for software needed to use a PC in the first place. Cuba is not the first country to move away from Microsoft as China, Brazil, and Norway have all adopted open source technology.
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