O'Reilly European Open Source Convention - October 17-20, 2005 - Amsterdam, The Netherlands
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Session

Free and Open Source in the Developing World
Danese Cooper, Open Source Diva, Intel and Open Source Initiative

Track: Business
Date: Wednesday, 19 October 2005
Time: 14:20 - 15:05
Location: St. John's Room I

Everywhere in the news now you read about governments adopting policies to encourage use of free and open source software, both as a hedge against vendor lock-in and North American technical imperialism, and as a way to bootstrap fledgling local tech-sector economies. But what's really going on? Are developing nations simply leveraging work from the rich developed countries, or are they beginning to innovate and develop original work? And what about the new trend to write local jurisdiction licenses?

Join international free and open source advocate Danese Cooper for a presentation and discussion from direct experience in the developing world.



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