In the run-up to the WSIS-Tunis, Development Informatics
Group at the University of Manchester will be releasing a
series of "eDevelopment Briefings".
These are very short (one-two page) overviews of current
evidence and thinking on key issues related to ICTs and socio-
Our first eDevelopment Briefing – "Free and Open Source
Software: A Blind Alley for Developing Countries?" – is
It reviews recent experiences and the likely future trajectory for
FOSS in development.
Development Informatics Group
IDPM, University of Manchester, UK