A Bid Farewell to Singapore's Open Source Advocate
Sep 22, 2007, 12:00 (0 Talkback[s])
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"He wasn't one who went with the flow, and was widely regarded
as an outspoken advocate of the open source movement in Singapore.
Cheok Beng Teck, CIO of the country's Ministry of Defense (Mindef),
chartered the way that saw the government body embrace--almost
unabashedly--an open source strategy that few in the public sector
would have been as comfortable adopting.
"Sadly, Cheok passed away last Sunday, apparently after
suffering a heart attack whilst trekking on a mountain in China. He
had only recently retired, making his sudden demise all the more
poignant. He was 52..."