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[News] Thailand Grows Its Free Software Business

  • Subject: [News] Thailand Grows Its Free Software Business
  • From: Roy Schestowitz <newsgroups@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Thu, 17 Sep 2009 18:12:25 +0100
  • Followup-to: comp.os.linux.advocacy
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Open Source Society ready to go

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| "We formed a new group in Thailand Open Source Federation or 
| TOSF, which is a non-profit organisation, to promote the use of 
| open sources. We have government members and enterprise users but 
| BOSS is a commercial entity so we decided to form a new entity 
| but still operate as part of TOSF," said Danupol.


Infobright Sees Explosive Growth One Year After Open Source Data Warehouse Launch

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| Infobright, the open source data warehousing company, marked the 
| one-year anniversary of the launch of its open source community 
| and Infobright Community Edition (ICE). The company also 
| announced an array of momentum-related milestones, including more 
| than 15,000 downloads of ICE to date, the addition of nearly 40 
| partners to its OEM and reseller network, as well as a customer 
| base that has increased by tenfold. Infobright continues to 
| expand its customer roster with online businesses, as well as 
| telecommunications, retail and financial services companies, 
| including recent wins at bWIN games, Smiley Media and TIPS 
| Marketing. Additionally, in order to support a growing customer 
| base in Europe, Infobright has opened a sales office in the UK.



Nectec sponsors open-source software creation

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| National Electronics and Computer Technology Center (NECTEC) is pouring Bt180
| million to promote the production of open-source software, as part of
| the "Strong Thailand" programme.


Open-source software suites pre-installed in local PCs

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| In a bid to promote the wider use of open-source software in Thailand, the
| National Electronics and Computer Technology Centre (Nectec) has joined five
| local computer manufacturers to pre-install open-source software suites in
| personal computers.
| The five companies are SVOA, D Com, Synnex (Thailand), IT Bakery and Powell
| Computer.
| Nectec's director Pansak Siriruchatapong said Nectec was developing and
| customising open-source software suites for the local-brand PC companies,
| including the operating system Ubuntu Linux and applications such as Open
| Office, Firefox Web browser and Thunderbird e-mail software.



Thailand: Egat turns to open source to cut costs

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| There are 7,000 PC units based on Open Office or 70 per cent of all 12,000 PC
| units in the organisation.

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