"The World Summit on the Information Society (WSIS), convened by
the United Nations at the urging of the International
Telecommunications Union, intends to address the global economic,
societal and political changes being wrought as our
information-based society replaces the old industrial one...
"Until recently, Free and Open Source Software (FOSS), was to
play a major role in WSIS's plans for closing these information
gaps. Evan Leibovitch, President of the Linux Professional
Institute, itself a participant of WSIS, noted this shift of focus
away from FOSS and expressed concern in a recent letter to all WSIS
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