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World Summit of The Information Society
By jonas, Section GNU-Friends
Posted on Sun Sep 28th, 2003 at 08:53:38 GMT
"When asked why he could see so far, Sir Isaac Newton replied that he was standing on the shoulders of giants. Imagine a world where those giants refuse to let him stand on their shoulders," said Georg Greve, president of the Free Software Foundation Europe, in one of the five minute slots that civil society representatives were given before governments started negotiating. Read more at The Register.


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[new] Full plenary statement (#1)
by greve (#456) on Sun Sep 28th, 2003 at 18:07:23 GMT
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In case you are interested, the full plenary statement can be found at

Free Software Foundation Europe (http://fsfeurope.org) Brave GNU World (http://brave-gnu-world.org)
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[new] Has this work been derailed? (#2)
by coriordan (#377) () on Wed Oct 1st, 2003 at 01:52:46 GMT
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This article on Computer Business Review Online says:
International governments have toned down their proposed endorsement of open-source software models, following lobbying by businesses at a preparatory meeting of the World Summit on the Information Society ... Language in an August draft of the WSIS Plan of Action that would have advocated the use of open-source software, particularly in developing nations, was toned down in the September 26 draft, to give equal weight to the value of proprietary software.

Is this innacurate journalism or a real problem?
(or is "equal weight" still a good result for us?)

Ciaran O'Riordan

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[new] r"r- (#3)
by a member of the hurd (#-1) on Wed Dec 15th, 2004 at 10:58:06 GMT

鲜 /--*i googler"r- 鲜 /--*i /-绿A`d摆

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[new] good (#4)
by laojean (#683) on Thu Dec 16th, 2004 at 23:26:09 GMT
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