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Re: New Nokia device is Debian-based?

* Jesus Climent:

> That is the key: OSS cannot be killed, not while EU and USA's
> governments, local and nationwide, are promoting, using and even
> developing OSS themselves.

Most countries use OSS only when it's supported by large companies
that can be sued for billions.  Smaller companies usually don't have
the knowledge or resources to get involved even at the bidding stage
(and the whole bidding process is secret, so that you can't learn from
successful bids).

In the U.S., there once was a Small Business Initiative, which awarded
contracts explicitly to small contractors where possible.  This is a
reasonable thing to do, but this practice is probably illegal in the

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