Birth of another clone of WTO - Going by this report (The Hindu 13/01) it
appears that Microsoft, Intel and Sandhill Systems (a proxy ?) are all set to
establish a world standards committee (regulatory authority) on e-Governance,
first draft to be produced before March 2003.
FSF should be taking this message quite seriously, and discussions should
start at all national forums to stop this 'cancer' from spreading.
Ironically, while these corporates follow the philosophy of 'invisible hand'
(unregulated, corrected by markets), most of the times when 'they' fear
getting eliminated, 'they' themselves step in to function as a regulatory
body. (Views of Samir Amin)