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Nations Present Open Source Argument to World Bank

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Senior government officials from 13 countries were among a group of open-source advocates behind a report presented to the World Bank last Friday calling on nations to accelerate economic growth by using products based on what are called open-technology standards.

The group defines open standards as technologies that are openly published and which are not owned by any company. The benefit of open standards is that they allow information to be easily shared by different software programs, reducing user dependency on a single provider and making information more accessible to a wider group of people.

The group's report -- described as a blueprint for creating national policies for open-technology standards -- poses a threat to proprietary software makers who are already facing stiff competition from the OSM in the public sector of many developing countries and, significantly, was delivered one day ahead of the second annual Software Freedom Day (SFD).

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