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Guatemala: Microsoft and the University of San Carlos

Categories: Latin America, Guatemala, Education, Technology

Blogger Josue Ortega [1] [es] attended a university [2] event which invited students to develop a project to help communities with very little access to technology. However, students were told to develop the project using only Microsoft technology. One of Ortega's friends inquired about using open licenses, but the idea was immediately rejected. Ortega concludes his post saying that authorities continue to sell education to companies that only contaminate it and hinder knowledge.