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Project ID: 1107460201
Entity: Initative for Software Choice
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Activity: Protocols for Government Procurement of Software Assets
Activity description: A detailed document recommends that national,state and local government software procurement policies in all countries adhere to five fundamental principles including: 1)Choice is paramount for sound software investment decisions 2)Choice among competing software assets should be based on economic considerations 3)Governments must ensure full transparency in the procurement of software assets 4)Government procurement of software must be consistent with international trade norms and 5)Government procurement of software must respect international norms governing intellectual property.
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Entity from: International
Geographical coverage of the activity: International
WSIS action lines related to this activity:
Theme 1. The role of governments and all stakeholders in the promotion of ICTs for development
Theme 5. Building confidence and security in use of ICTs
Theme 7. ICT applications: benefits in all aspects of life
Theme 15. Towards WSIS Phase 2 (Tunis) (PoA, Section F)
Related MDGs:
MDG 8. Develop a global partnership for development
Activity type: Publication
Time scale: Planned for future: 01/04/2005 - 31/12/2005
Partners: Nathan & Associates


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