"Governments are in the cross hairs of the forces of
globalization. For everyone to benefit fairly, governments in the
developing world must adopt an information technology policy that
balances the interests of international trade and collaboration
with increased self-reliance and knowledge creation.
"As governments in the developing world seek to manage the
inevitable globalization of their economies, it's important to pick
policies that promote the best practices, not the worst. Concepts
like open collaboration and technology reciprocity, as embodied in
the open source software (OSS) movement, are among the best
promises of globalization. Conversely, the concept of knowledge as
property is among globalization's worst threats..."