p2pnet news | Open Source:- It’s goodbye Microsoft in Vietnam.
Vietnamese state agencies have been ordered to use open source software exclusively, says VietnamNet Bridge, quoting minister of information Le Doan (right).
Nor is this a half measure.
By June 30, 2009, “100% of servers of IT divisions of government agencies must be installed with open source software; 100% of staffs at these IT divisions must be trained in the use of these software products and at least 50% use them proficiently,” says the story, going on:
“IT divisions at government agencies comprise the IT departments of ministries and government agencies, provincial and municipal Departments of Information and Communications.
“Open source software products are OpenOffice, email software for servers of Mozilla ThunderBird, Mozilla FireFox web browser and the Vietnamese typing software Unikey.”
By the end of next year, 70% of servers of ministries’ agencies and local state agencies must be running on the software mentioned above, “and 70% of IT staff trained in using this software; and at least 40% able to use the software in their work,” says the story, adding:
“The instruction also requests that computer traders not sell PCs installed with cracked software, but open source ones.”
VietnamNet Bridge – Vietnam to widely use open source software, January 6, 2009
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