Open source can help the developing world, but it’s not without challenges

Friday, November 15, 2013

For Canonical’s Jono Bacon, Mozilla’s Stormy Peters and Wikimedia’s Tomasz Finc, open code is more about improving humanity. Speaking at Expand, they argued that open code connects the developing world and delivers meaningful local content. However, the trio is also aware of the potential pitfalls, such as fragmentation. They know that a successful open platform isn’t born overnight.

Source: Engadget (link opens in a new window)

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