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Open source software and minority languages: a priceless opportunity

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Jordi Mas

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Open source software is a form of software that gives its users freedom. With the advent of the Internet, open source software has consolidated as a technically viable, financially sustainable alternative to proprietary software. Languages such as Breton, Galician, Gaelic and Catalan have seen very little development in the world of proprietary software because of the limitations imposed. In contrast, in the world of open source software these languages have been developed with notable success. Open source projects of the importance of the Mozilla browser, the GNOME environment and the GNU/Linux system have complete or partial translations in all these languages. Open source software presents an unprecedented opportunity for the development of minority languages, such as Catalan, in new technologies thanks to the freedom that they guarantee us.
How to Cite: Mas, J., (2003). Open source software and minority languages: a priceless opportunity. Digithum. (5). DOI: http://doi.org/10.7238/d.v0i5.558
Published on 01 Abr. 2003.

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