Malaysian Government Marches Onward to FLOSS

A workshop promoting self-reliance and increased comfort with FLOSS took place on 4-5 September 2012 at the Multipurpose Hall of the Ministry of Rural and Regional Development, Putrajaya.

Google Translation:“The objective of this workshop is to provide stakeholders with knowledge and skills in order to implement the changes. This workshop is also expected to be able to provide exposure to the Ministry on how to develop and support the implementation team trained and methods that promote and deliver change to all stakeholders involved in the respective ministries. the AFFORDABLE OSCC has a presentation with the following topics:

  1. Current Status Reports Self Reliance Maturity Level
  2. Towards Self Reliance Preparedness Level 4
  3. Human Resources Development Towards Self Reliance
  4. Communicating Change
  5. Increase Knowledge OSS

Apart from the presentation, discussion and presentation of the activities of the group with the title Developing Matrices Communications were also held.”

via Malaysian Public Sector OSS Portal – WORKSHOP ON SELF RELIANCE OSS PUBLIC SECTOR PROGRAM PHASE III SERIES SELF RELIANCE TO-3.

So, within the next few years another national government will escape the trap of Wintel. Within five years Malaysia expects to become an exporter of IT rather than just a consumer. In 2011, Malaysia saved RM46,941,552.00 ($15million) by using FLOSS.

About Robert Pogson

I am a retired teacher in Canada. I taught in the subject areas where I have worked for almost forty years: maths, physics, chemistry and computers. I love hunting, fishing, picking berries and mushrooms, too.
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