Malawi: open source software from Malawi

With a light touch, Soyapi Mumba writes about free software developed in Malawi, “Fortunately, in the software world, with special thanks to free and open source software licences and the Internet, it is hassle-free to get software developed from Malawi. Within seconds, you can have an application downloaded and running on your computer. No human rights organisations going to court to stop you, no passport requirements and no mind-changing father or developer to bother you!”

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