In the Philippines, Ubuntu founder Mark Shuttleworth said government should spearhead the use of open source platforms among ordinary consumers as an alternative method of home computing.
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During his one-day visit to the Philippines, Shuttleworth met with service providers and computer builders who could package Ubuntu Linux on their computers.
He also met with members of the Commission on Information and Communications Technology to discuss potential partnerships to advocate open source.
Though he did not specify numbers, Shuttleworth said the Philippines is one of the companys biggest distributorships in Asia Pacific. They were able to ship 57,000 CDs of Ubuntu Linux in the last 12 weeks, compared to just 52,000 in Australia and 16,000 in Japan.