Microsoft chairman Bill Gates has pledged $6.2 million to boost Chilean technology use, Reuters reported Nov. 28
Microsoft Chile will donate software worth $1.2 million, while the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation will give an additional $5 million to the South American country to provide computers, Internet access and training to 300 public libraries.
In exchange for funding, Chilean president Ricardo Lagos agreed to work harder to improve ant-piracy measures to protect software and intellectual property in the country.
Since taking office in March 2000, Lagos has aimed to increase Chile’s high-tech presence.
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