The World Summit on the Information Society (WSIS), convened by the United Nations at the urging of the International Telecommunications Union
(ITU), intends to address the global economic, societal, and political changes being wrought as our information-based society replaces the old
industrial one. Free and Open Source Software (FOSS), was to play a major role in WSIS's plans for closing these information gaps. Until recently.
October 20, 2003