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CNETAsia: Open Source Has "Strategic Role": M'sia

Aug 28, 2003, 22:00 (0 Talkback[s])

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"The Malaysian government has repeated its support for the use and development of open-source software, saying that it has a 'strategic role.'

"'Open source software gives the chance for Malaysia and other developing nations to boost their economies through ICT... Therefore, it is only natural that the government should now be examining the strategic role that we can play to encourage the adoption of open source by the entire Malaysian infocommunications industry,' Amar Leo Moggie, Minister of Energy, Communications and Multimedia, was quoted as saying in a report by official news agency Bernama..."

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