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Utusan Online: MIMOS Upbeat On Open Source Centre, Says Could Save Asia Billions

Apr 25, 2003, 10:00 (0 Talkback[s])

"MIMOS Bhd which recently launched the Asian Open Source Centre, an Asia-wide information hub for the development of open source software, is confident that the centre would produce more home-grown pool of software developers and in the process, save billions of dollars for Asia.

"As indigenous softwares become commonplace in the region, billions of dollars could be saved in licensing fees, it said in a statement here Thursday.

"The widespread adoption of open source software would create a pool of developers who could localise software, create local content and bridge the digital divide, MIMOS president and chief executive officer Tengku Azzman Shariffadeen said in the statement..."

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