NewsForge: Open Asia: Open Source in Laos and Malaysia
Sep 30, 2003, 10:00 (1 Talkback[s])
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"We continue our country-by-country survey of the availability
of open source software across Asian countries with a look at
developments in Laos and Malaysia.
"Earl Mardle of KeyNet Consultancy in Sydney, Australia, argues
that FLOSS may not be the 'perfect tool' but in many cases is 'the
only one available' that is sufficiently adaptable and susceptible
to volunteer participation. 'To give an example, the Lao language
interface for the Jhai project has been led by a member of New
York's Lao community who happens also to work for IBM and has done
the work as a volunteer,' he says..."