internetnews: UN Backs Open Source With New Agency

“The United Nations is moving to embrace open source with a new

“It’s called the International Open Source Network (IOSN), which
is an initiative of the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP)
with a primary goal to promote Free and Open Source (FOSS) software

“The IOSN is principally focused in the Asia-Pacific Region as
it began as an initiative of the UN’s Asia-Pacific Information
Development Programme (APDIP).

“‘Free/Open Source Software (FOSS) presents itself as an access
solution for developing countries,’ the UN backed agency states on
its website…”


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