Why UN's information society summit is doomed to fail

Posted by dave on Feb 17, 2004 3:42 AM EDT
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The United Nations World Summit on Information Society (WSIS) has been doomed to failure from the start. That may seem odd, given both the abundance of free and open source software and the apparent interest by the UN in making such tools available to the impoverished -- a combination that seems a no-brainer. But in spite of the alignment of resource, need, and interest, the WSIS plan will fail. Here's why.

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