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Computerworld Australia: Malaysia Mandates Open Source

Jul 20, 2004, 21:15 (0 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Julian Bajkowski)

[ Thanks to Matt for this link. ]

"If Microsoft chairman Bill Gates thought he had worries about open source stealing market share from Microsoft in the Australian public sector, Malaysia has just proved to be a much bigger problem.

"Less than a month after Gates' high-profile roadshow through Asia, the Malaysian government has mandated the in-house deployment of open source software (OSS) in what may well be the biggest national backlash against proprietary software in the world, according to a report in Malaysia's national daily newspaper..."

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