UN organizes open-source software day across Asia

Wednesday, August 25 2004 @ 06:50 pm CST

Contributed by: Linegod

From InfoWorld:

The United Nations, through its International Open Source Network (IOSN) will organize the first annual Software Freedom Day on Saturday in an effort to educate Asian users about the benefits of Free and Open Source Software (FOSS) and encourage its wider use in the region.

IOSN will organize events in Bangladesh, Brunei, India, Malaysia, New Zealand, Philippines, Sri Lanka and Vietnam, setting up stations in public places to give away informational brochures and CDs with selected open-source software, including TheOpenCD and a Linux Live CD.

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