First Free/Open Source Software protest in Egypt
A group of technology activists gathered in front of the Cabinet on Sunday morning to protest a governmental deal with software giant Microsoft to buy licensed software for public agency worth almost US$4 million.
On 26 December, the official Facebook page of Prime Minister Hesham Qandil announced that one of the Cabinet's main achievements is that it sealed a deal with Microsoft to buy and maintain licensed software for the government worth $43,762,321, to be paid over four fiscal years.
— Mostafa Hussein (@moftasa) December 30, 2012
More photos here.
Arab Digital Expression Foundation published a statement, you can go add your name here.
- Global Voices: The People Demand Free and Open Source Software
- DNE: Open Source movement to protest Microsoft deal