Cuba goes Linux: Nova launched
At the International Computers and Software Convention Nova, a Cuban version of Linux, has been introduced.
The newspaper Juventud Rebelde reports that Cuba launched its own version of the open-source software Linux - says Google News. Accordingly Nova, as the Cuban Linux is called, has been introduced at the International Computers and Software Convention. The reason for the development of staff and students of the University of Havana was to reduce license costs for software like Microsoft's products. The government aims for Nova getting the market leader in operating systems during the next years.
Nova is based on Gentoo and as a free software it would fit better into the Cuban philosophy than American operation systems - which possibly are infected with espionage features.
For more details on Geentoo see Wikipedia.