Einen guten Überblick, wie Freie Software bei den Vereinten Nationen eingesetzt und gefördert wird, zeigt dieser Artikel von David Boswell: Free and Open Source Software at the United Nations.
Advances in technology have revolutionized the way people live, learn and work, but these benefits have not spread around the world evenly. A digital divide exists between communities in their access to computers, the Internet, and other technologies. The United Nations is aware of the importance of including technology development as part of a larger effort to bridge this global digital divide. This article looks at how various United Nations agencies use free and open source software to meet the goal of putting technology at the service of people around the world.