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IDG.com.sg: Vietnam Opens Up to Open Source

Jan 08, 2003, 16:00 (0 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by David Legard)

"Greater use of open source software will help Vietnam build its own software industry more rapidly and promote creativity among local developers, delegates to a software seminar in Vietnam have concluded.

"Around 300 local delegates and 20 representatives of overseas companies and organizations attended the recent seminar in the capital Hanoi.

"According to a government report of the seminar, delegates concluded that Vietnam can save hundreds of millions of dollars annually and better guarantee information security by switching to open-source software from commercial proprietary products.

"'Local software producers could benefit from the world's latest, free of charge technological methods for satisfying demand,' the report said. 'This process is crucial in the context of the globalization of software making and is consistent with Vietnam's ambition to tap the global market...'"

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