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Friday, January 17, 2003

The Toyko Declaration issued yesterday by the Asian Regional Meeting (in preparation for the upcoming World Summit on the Information Society) encourages the development and use of use open-source software. The draft statement originally said that OSS should be "supported" but U.S. objections forced the delegates to change the word to "encouraged". The meeting represents 600 delegates from Asian governments, companies, NGO's, and international organizations. (PS: It appears that the declaration is not yet online.)