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TechWeb: Tackling The Digital Divide -- Without Linux

Oct 06, 2000, 12:15 (21 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Stuart Glasscock)

"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 solution."

"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, in Seattle."

"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 Thursday."

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