Technology & Web

Taking a trip into space will inspire your business

Open source software is gradually taking off in Jamaica, with the government having integrated it into their IT strategy. One inspiration of that shift would be Mark Shuttleworth, whose open source Ubuntu operating system, can be found on the computers of more discerning local techies.

Shuttleworth was already worth US$500 million when he took a shuttle into space, costing a cool US$20 million, but then he’d just made all that money selling his web start-up. And gazing down on the earth he saw the light…

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