Ben je suis très attaché à Dillo, son manifeste, sa philosophie… C’est pas que du fonctionnel x)
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Some may have heard about the “digital divide”.
(the so-called “digital divide” is the gap that exists between those who have access to information technologies and those who don’t. It is easy to see that in an interconnected world, with an ever-growing portion of human activities being encompassed by the informatics realm, this divide comes to constitute what we may call the “illiteracy of the 21st century”).
Thus, it is easy to understand why the UN and most countries (developed or not) are concerned about it. Consequently they hold summits to debate how to close the divide, and assign thousands of millions of dollars to the issue.
Regrettably, as the UN’s general secretary has declared:
"But bridging the digital divide is not going to be easy. Too often, state monopolies charge exorbitant prices for the use of bandwidth. Governments need to do much more to create effective institutions and supportive regulatory frameworks that will attract foreign investment; more generally, they must also review their policies and arrangements to make sure they are not denying their people the opportunities offered by the digital revolution. " (think about it)
It is easy to see that the economic interests involved are huge.
A small example:
Dillo is a tangible demonstration that the technology to build a PDA (pocket-sized computer) integrating a web browser and phone EXISTS today.
Dillo is a tangible demonstration that it is possible to make a home phone with a screen and web browser for near US $250 and bring Internet access to a huge amount of people.
Why can’t those products be found in the market?
If we consider the thousands of millions of dollars in profits that the IT market generates as it is today, is easy to understand why they don’t want to change it!
In brief: the technology to bring low-cost Internet access to the masses exists today. It only needs the willingness of some government to do it.
In fact, in Chile, with GNU/Linux + Dillo, today it is possible with an old computer and a phone line, to access a broad range of information available from government servers, universities, newspapers, magazines, forums, etc… (and not even according a simple standardization policy!).
Our project is seeking funds that allow for a small team of stable developers, with full-time dedication, with a view to accelerate and improve our browser and thus contribute to build a better-informed society.
D’ailleurs si j’ai supprimé mon dernier message c’est que, justement on peut accéder au site en HTML only et lire des posts - juste pour se connecter j’y arrive pas sans JS, mais y a ptéte moyen. Beware.