Meetings with WB/DGF in DC

Yesterday afternoon I visited he offices of the DG at the WB. I met with Sid Kane to introduce me to gateway stuff. I also met Carlos Braga and Robert Valentin.

The meeting with Carlos centred on OS. The WB is agnostic about OS but will advice governments on the advantages/disadvantages of OS if requested to do so. Carlos also indicated that governments should not be passing legislation to prevent non-OS usage but rather should be creating the conditions for avoiding discrimination against OS for government platforms.

In terms of the Gateway itself, Carlos indicated that existing country gateway teams have OS expertise and could help the regional OS centres. Other less skilled teams could in turn benefit from training thru the centres. His vision is to create a network of experts across

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