NewsForge: New U.N. Open Source Agency: What Value Does it Offer?
Aug 31, 2004, 16:45 (7 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Jay Lyman)
"It is unclear whether international workers wearing blue
helmets will soon be distributing bootable Linux CDs to the world's
population of computer users, but the United Nations has launched a
new free and open source software promotion effort dubbed the
International Open Source Network (IOSN).
"The new initiative, a project of the international body's Asia
Pacific Development Information Program, shapes its activities
around Free/Open Source Software (FOSS) technologies and
applications. Some people doubt the impact of the U.N. effort and
question its industry support, but it nevertheless highlights
growing pressure on a significant part of the world to use free and
open source software..."