First Free/Open Source Software protest in Egypt

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From Egypt Independent:

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.

Two dozen Free/Open Source supporters outside #Egypt cabinet protesting gov decision to pay Microsoft $44m in licenses.

—Mostafa Hussein (@moftasa) December 30, 2012


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Arab Digital Expression Foundation published a statement, you can go add your name here.

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