"A high-powered group of government, technology, nonprofit,
and finance leaders wants to solve the digital divide in developing
countries, but they apparently do not believe Linux is part of the
"A Washington, D.C., think tank promoting environmentally sound
and sustainable development is assembling C-level executives from
Microsoft Corp. (stock: MSFT), Redmond, Wash.; Intel Corp. (stock:
INTC), Santa Clara, Calif.; Hewlett-Packard Co. (stock: HWP) and
Sun Microsystems Inc. (stock: SUNW), Palo Alto, Calif.; 3Com Corp.
(stock: COMS), Santa Clara, Calif.; Nokia AB (stock: NOK),
Helsinki, Finland; Motorola Inc. (stock: MOT), Schaumburg, Ill.;
and others for a Creating Digital Dividends Conference, Oct. 16-18,
"But no one from the fast-growing and generally lower-cost Linux
community was invited to the table, officials from the sponsoring
organization, the World Resources Institute, acknowledged on
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