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Intellectural Property Watch: Open Source Agreed In UN Information Society Summit Preparations

Oct 11, 2005, 17:30 (1 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by William New)

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"Encouragement for the use of free and open source software and open standards for science and technology has quietly worked its way into the draft texts being prepared for the November second phase of the World Summit on the Information Society (WSIS).

"Such ideas have gained significant support in recent years as potentially low-cost, easy-access solutions for developing countries, but as they are put forward in the WSIS context they are balanced by stronger calls for proprietary approaches..."

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