FOSS A General Introduction/About APDIP

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 FOSS A General Introduction 

PrefaceIntroductionWhy FOSS?FOSS Success StoriesLinuxIntellectual Property Rights and LicensingLocalization and InternationalizationCase StudiesAnnex I: GlossaryAnnex II: Software LicensesAbout APDIPAbout IOSN

The Asia-Pacific Development Information Programme (APDIP) is an initiative of the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) that aims to promote the development and application of new Information and Communication Technologies (ICT) for poverty alleviation and sustainable human development in the Asia-Pacific region. It does so through three core programme areas, namely, Policy Development and Dialogue; Access; and Content Development and Knowledge Management.

In collaboration with national governments, APDIP seeks to assist national and regional institutions in the Asia-Pacific through activities that involve awareness-raising and advocacy, building capacities, promoting ICT policies and dialogue, promoting equitable access to tools and technologies, knowledge sharing, and networking. Strategic public-private sector partnerships and opportunities for technical cooperation among developing countries (TCDC) are APDIP's key building blocks in implementing each programme activity