August 30, 2004

UN backs drive for free software

Eddy Macnaghten writes "The BBC is reporting: Events have been held across Asia to encourage the region to adopt free and open source software.

The UN's International Open Source Network (IOSN) helped promote the first annual Software Freedom Day on 28 August, giving out CDs and booklets about the technology.

Events took place in countries like India, Bangladesh, Malaysia, Philippines, Sri Lanka and Vietnam.

Open source is free and can offer big opportunities for developing countries.

The initiative was organised by free and open source software advocates under the umbrella of the Software Freedom Day."



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