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NewsForge: Open Asia: Open Source in the Philippines, Saudi Arabia, South Korea, and Singapore

Oct 14, 2003, 04:00 (3 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Frederick Noronha)

"The Philippines has a local distribution of GNU/Linux called Bayanihan Linux. User group Bluepoint Linux Users Elite offers a Total Linux training program. Other user groups include Katipunan Avenue Linux Users Group in Quezon City and Philippine Linux Users' Group (PLUG) in Manila. The Philippines is also the home of campaigners like Roberto Verzola, a long-time activist for extending people's participation on the Net.

"University of the Philippines, Quezon City, President of the Board of Regents Dr. Francisco Nemenzo -- in an open letter -- advocated users 'install the Linux operating system and use OpenOffice or StarOffice for word processing, making ... presentations, spreadsheets, data bases, etc., sending emails, and accessing the Internet.'

"Greenpeace Southeast Asia (Philippines) recently began a shift to Linux desktops..."

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