UNCTAD.org: Free and Open Source Software: Policy and Development Implications

[ Thanks to Modi
for this link. ]

“UNCTAD will be hosting an Intergovernmental Expert Meeting on
Free and Open source Software. The Meeting will take place in
Geneva on 22-24 September. The official Notification of the
Secretary General has been issued on 1 June 2004 and includes
information for participants…

“Free and open-source software (FOSS) challenges our
preconceptions about how software is used, produced and distributed
and the associated freedoms and responsibilities. FOSS is software
that has made its source code open to the public and freely
available. It frees users to alter the code and redistribute the
same or derivative software. FOSS encourages, or even obliges,
programmers to give other programmers and users those same freedoms
and opportunities…”


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