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TechCentral: Have National Open Source Policy, Govt Urged

Jul 17, 2003, 01:00 (1 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Raslan Sharif)

"The Government has been urged to introduce a national open source policy and take other concrete steps to drive the Open Source Software (OSS) movement forward in Malaysia.

"Malaysian Open Source Group founding member Dr Nah Soo Hoe said the Government has made significant moves to explore the use of OSS, which has provided the impetus for the growing movement in this country.

"'The Government has voiced its support for OSS; even the Prime Minister has spoken on the matter,' Nah said at the LinuxWorld Malaysia 2003 conference here on Tuesday.

"However, he said, the Government needs to initiate further steps to encourage the wider use of OSS..."

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