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

[ Thanks to Jason
Greenwood
for this link. ]

“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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