FreeOS.com: Report from the IT and Empowerment conference, IndiaDec 19, 2000, 14:02 (0 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Madanmohan Rao)
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"IT has been called the great leveller, but what really is the situation at the grassroots level? Freeware and open source perfectly complement and extend the goals of the NGOs. While Linux certainly has worked for some organizations, there is more work to be done."
"Freeware, shareware will play key role in bringing Indian non-profit organizations online."
"Can the Internet help empower people - or does it actually reinforce existing inequities in society? Can the non-profit, academic, government and private sectors together address, analyze and assess the socio-economic consequences of IT diffusion in urban and rural societies?"