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Open Mobility?

Nov 25, 2008, 20:04 (0 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Jon 'maddog' Hall)

"One of the few examples of people talking about developing nations was Nokia, who talked about some of their services that they are rolling out for people.

"The reason why I found this ironic was that if the number of mobile devices that were going to roll out reached their promise, then most of that expansion will have to come from "developing nations", yet very little of the conference focused on that, or how FOSS could help those nations.

"It reminded me of a United Nations event on the "Digital Divide" to which I was invited several years ago. The panel members, all representatives of high tech, only spoke about how they needed to improve the IP laws in developing nations so they could sell their products. No real discussion about the "digital divide", or how to solve it."

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