Despite a host of problems—from government corruption to public health issues and rising crime—Brazil is still the most vibrant Latin American economy. With its strong extractive, manufacturing, and service industries, IT in Brazil is booming as companies seek to digitally transform their operations. Tech startups are also springing to life, and free and open source software is everywhere.
In this report, author Andy Oram explores the many trends in business, education, and government that have contributed to the current state of open source activity in Brazil. You’ll explore the country’s open source community, its free software movements, business and workforce involvement, and problems in education.