[LINK] Vietnamese Government to use Open Source
Tom.Worthington at tomw.net.au
Sat Jan 10 09:50:59 EST 2009
Agencies of the Vietnamese Government have been directed to use Open
Source Software in 2009. It seems that a similar directive was issued
some time ago, but the government isn't happy with the pace of
implementation and so has made the ruling firmer. One reason is to
combat piracy of Microsoft software:
Implementation Decision 235/2004/QD-TTg dated 02 3 2004 by the Prime
Minister approved the project on the overall application and
development of open source software in Vietnam period 2004-2008, the
Ministry of Information Information and Communications has issued the
list of products open source software to meet the requirements for
the organization to the state (including software: OpenOffice office,
e-mail on Mozilla stations Thunderbird, the Mozilla Firefox web browser ...
Latest to 30/6/2009, ensure 100% workstation unit responsible
for IT Department and TT & TT installed, 100% staff is trained, using
the instructions in the minimum 50% of staff can use the expertise in
the job and can help guide the units under other ministries,
departments, provinces and cities.
Latest date to 31/12/2009, ensure 70% workstation in the units
under ministries, departments, provinces, cities are installed, 70%
of staff are trained, guided to use, in which at least 40% of staff
use the software in the above work.
There are plans to gradually increase the population of
documents, materials, information exchange within the agencies, units
of the ministries, departments, provincial, city editor, handled by
the software mentioned above, ensure 31/12/2010 to most staff in the
agencies, units of the ministries, departments, provinces, cities
using the software in the above work. ...
From: Directive on promoting use of open source software in
activities of agencies, organisations of the state (translation by
Google), Ministry of Information and Communications, Socialist
Republic of Vietnam, 07 /2008
<http://www.mic.gov.vn/lawfiles/1135892.doc> (translation by Google).
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