The United Nations Conference on Trade and Development (UNCTAD) will
sponsor an Expert Meeting on Free and Open Source Software in Geneva
from 22 to 24 September 2004.
The meeting, convened in accordance with the decision taken by the
Commission on Enterprise, Business Facilitation, and Development at its
eighth session, will will open at the Palais des Nations, Geneva, at 10
a.m. on Wednesday, 22 September 2004.
The topics discussed will include:
- What are the economic and social development implications of Free
and Open Source Software (FOSS)?
- Why should FOSS be of particular interest to developing countries
and transition economies?
- Is FOSS applicable to commercial and business activity?
- How does the FOSS idea and process effect other spheres of human
activity important for development, such as health, education, or
copyright and patent law?
The program, agenda, and further details are available on