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I'm so glad your summarized this conversation. I thought about doing so, but now I will point to it!

Educate people about open formats, as he did, makes perfect sense: users' data are a means to lock-in customers. ODP is part of the ODF standard, an ISO approved standard. Keep an eye on the subject, it will get hotter and hotter, and more and more proprietary vendors will be opening their formats..

Agree, the ethical dimension of FLOSS is as important as the ethical dimension of coffee. Initiatives such as the Brasilian government's free culture and open source projects: http://www.uke.hr/brazil/ http://www.commondreams.org/headlines05/0130-03.htm
http://www.wired.com/wired/archive/12.11/linux.html or the WSFII's work enabling developing economies with DIY mesh networks:
http://wsfiiafrica2007.org/index.php?title=WSFII.Summit.2007.Program

Information technology is absolutely central to development agendas, I really don't understand why it wouldn't be treated as an ethical issue in the same way as coffee production or medicines etc.

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