Brazil and free software
I think the 'revolution', that Larry Lessig so enthusiastically describes in his travelogues to Porto Alegre, is at risk of being a superficial and elitist--as some comments at his post put it correctly.
There are so many other priorities of 'free' (i.e.'accessible') that need to be addressed urgently that the debate over open source seems very futile. I'm talking about food, education and health, just to mention the most basic ones.