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June 21, 2007 (LBO) – Sri Lanka’s open source software community is promoting free programs that can be used on operating systems like Microsoft Windows, without breaking anyone’s copyright. .

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. The Free and Open Source Software (FOSS) advocacy community says, individuals or small companies that cannot afford proprietary computer programs should switch to FOSS software which can do the same tasks legally, instead of resorting to piracy.

“As a developing country, most individuals and even companies cannot afford such prices and resort to using illegal copies of software,” the FOSS community said Thursday in a statement.

“Pirated software may cost only a fraction of the actual price but the implications can be far greater.”

From June 26 to 28, the FOSS community is holding a training forum or “Foss-ed” on software that can be run on the Windows operating platform, which is the dominant operating system despite the rising use of open source platforms like Linux.

œWe wanted to create awareness among the general public about FOSS applications that you can easily download and use while continu