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[News] Vietnam Fosters Free Software Companies; Indian Press About Facebook's FOSS

  • Subject: [News] Vietnam Fosters Free Software Companies; Indian Press About Facebook's FOSS
  • From: Roy Schestowitz <newsgroups@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Fri, 05 Mar 2010 11:17:09 +0000
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First open-source company starts operation

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| The Vietnam Open Source Development Joint 
| Stock Company (VINADES., JSC), the first firm 
| operating in the field of open source in the 
| country, made its debut on February 25.


Facebook becoming more active for Open Source

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| Future of Web Apps (FOWA) event saw major 
| companies like Facebook participating. But 
| what was surprising to see was that Facebook 
| focused a lot on open source this year. 
| Facebook recently hired David Recordon to be 
| more active at the open source side of the 
| business. Recordon, who spearheaded the 
| launch of the Open Web Foundation, is 
| Facebook's first really prominent open-source 
| guru, and when it comes to Facebook's 
| marketing pitches, the open-source guys have 
| taken a little more coaxing than the iPhone 
| developers or widget-builders, reports 
| Caroline McCarthy of CNET.



Open source software to be âalmost compulsoryâ in schools

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| As of 2010, education and training centres in
| Vietnam will have to use open-source software
| to cut cost and avoid software copyright
| infringement, according to a draft circular
| from the Education and Training Ministry
| (MoET).


Vietnam lures more FOSS projects

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| Vietnam will be a country luring Free and Open
| Source Software (FOSS) projects to bring more
| business opportunities to local enterprises,
| according to the organizers of the 2009 GNOME
| Asia Summit.
| [...]
| According to the GNOME Foundation, Asia,
| including Vietnam, will be a destination to
| develop more FOSS projects because many
| countries in the region have policies to
| encourage the use of FOSS in business and in
| Government agencies.


US$5.2 million to develop open source software

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| The prime minister also decided to allocate VND676 billion ($39.7 million) to
| 11 projects, including the building of a website on software and content
| industry, a fund to develop software and content industry, a digital
| information standard system and information exchange standards, an IT
| complex, and the developing of a software industry and digital content
| nursery.


Vietnam mandates government adoption of open source

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| Vietnam's Ministry of Information and Communications is aiming to migrate the
| country's government to open source software by the end of 2010. The
| ambitious plan, which was reported Wednesday by VietnamNet calls for rapid
| adoption of open source software and extensive training to ensure that IT
| staff and government employees will be able to adjust to the change.


Vietnam goes "100 per cent open source" by 2010

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| Vietnam's government is going "100 per cent open source". VietnamNet Bridge
| reports that the Vietnam Ministry of Information and Communications has set
| out an aggressive policy to go "100 per cent open source" by December 31st
| 2010.


Vietnam to widely use open source software

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| The Ministry of Information and Communications has issued an instruction on
| using open source software products at state agencies.
| Accordingly, 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.
| IT divisions at government agencies comprise the IT departments of ministries
| and government agencies, provincial and municipal Departments of Information
| and Communications.
| [...]
| The instruction also said that by December 31, 2009, 70% of servers of
| ministriesâ agencies and local state agencies must be installed with the
| above open source software products and 70% of IT staff trained in using this
| software; and at least 40% able to use the software in their work.


Vietnam to widely use open source software

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| Vietnams Ministry of Information and Communications has instructed that 100%
| of all of Vietnams government agencies servers must run free software by June
| 30, 2009. They also mandate that IT divisions train their staff to use this
| software and require 50% of the drones to be able to use the
| technology âproficientlyâ.


Vietnam may shut down Vietnamese-American Web site

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| Authorities have recommended closing a Web site owned by an American man of
| Vietnamese origin for violating copyright rules and publishing "misleading"
| information about government policies, police said Monday.


Vietnam tightens rules on blogs

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| Vietnam has tightened restrictions on internet blogs, banning bloggers from
| raising subjects the government deems inappropriate.
| Blogs should follow Vietnamese law, and be written in "clean and wholesome"
| language, according to a government document seen by local media.


Vietnam Clamps Down On Bloggers And Online Journalists

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| The Committee to Protect Journalists is condemning the recent arrests of
| online journalists and political bloggers in Vietnam.
| The crackdown comes as online journalists and bloggers independent reporting
| challenges Vietnam's tightly censored state-run media's monopoly on local
| news and opinion.

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