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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..."

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