FreeOS.com: Report from the IT and Empowerment conference, India

[ Thanks to Mayank
for this link. ]

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?”


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