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