[Linux-aus] [link] Open Source at UN World Summit on Information Society

Leon Brooks leon at cyberknights.com.au
Tue Sep 16 13:34:02 UTC 2003


    With final plans being set for the World Summit on the
    Information Society, the UN will call for deployment of
    Open Source software, to provide freedom of choice and
    Internet access by all citizens at an affordable cost.
    Excellent, but what if friends of proprietary software
    play the WTO card?


    Software investment costs are typically the second largest
    component in the OECD's investment in knowledge metrics.
    For developing countries, Open Source is the only way to
    keep abreast with the United States and the Nordic
    countries. Failure to keep up could accelerate divergence
    rather than convergence in the world's economies.

Cheers; Leon

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