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Apr 06, 2007, 12:00 (0 Talkback[s])
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"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..."

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