February 20, 2006
WSIS Tunis Panel Discussion - Is FOSS the Answer?
Khairil Yusof writes "What are the clear benefits specific to the adoption of FOSS for developing countries? How does the choice of software (FOSS or proprietary) impact the outcomes of ICT-enabled, sustainable development? What are the proven business models of FOSS development and related services? Should governments play a role in promoting software preferences outside the public sector? Should it be an either or decision - either FOSS or proprietary software - when public resources are involved?"
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