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Freedom's Heartland: WRI Reponds Regarding the Digital Dividends conference

Oct 15, 2000, 18:02 (4 Talkback[s])
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"As many Linux Today readers are aware, the World Resources Institute is hosting the Digital Dividends conference in Seattle, Washington. As some news agencies reported , the WRI allegedly did not ask any Linux companies to join; instead, the group included such giants as Microsoft, Sun, HP, and Cisco. However, when Freedom's Heartland sent an e-mail to several key personnel at WRI, they sent a response that says otherwise."

"Like many Linux users, I was confused. After all, this is a conference about trying to close the "Digital Divide" in less-advantaged countries in the third world. Linux is a very ideal solution to this situation, so why isn't there any Linux at the Digital Dividends conference? I e-mailed several key personnel at WRI. All but two of the addresses bounced; the two people who did get my message, Adlai Amor and Al Hammond, replied to my e-mail."

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