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  1. [News] Big Free Software Push Coming from the Philippines

    UP Manila pushing open source initiatives for SE Asia

    ,----[ Quote ]
    | Marcelo said that next month, the IOSN will release five free and open source
    | software (FOSS) primers focused on five topics: health, small and medium
    | enterprises, FOSS interoperability, security and interoperability of disaster
    | management of information system.
    `----

    http://newsinfo.inquirer.net/breakin...icle_id=100849

    They have already migrated to GNU/Linux in some areas of government. If they
    talk about it too loudly, Ballmer will probably pay a visit and threaten
    lawsuits (like he did in 2004) while Pearly Gates will shower the nation with
    some 'charity' (bribery).


    Related:

    Venture capitalist puts up tech bar for open source

    ,----[ Quote ]
    | TO show the province’s potential as an open source software market, a
    | Filipino venture capitalist has set foot in Cebu to advocate open source
    | software development. Â*
    `----

    http://www.sunstar.com.ph/static/ceb...en.source.html


    Pinoy ‘serial technopreneur’ bares new SaaS venture

    ,----[ Quote ]
    | Widely known and respected in the open source community abroad but not much
    | here in the Philippines, Damarillo has created a number of open source
    | software development companies including Gluecode which he sold to tech giant
    | IBM in 2005 at a still undisclosed amount, and LogicBlaze which was acquired
    | by Iona Technologies in 2007. Â* Â*
    |
    | Apart from Morph Labs, he currently sits as chair of DevZuz (formerly known
    | as Simula Labs), an open source "marketplace company," and Exist Global, a
    | software engineering services company being headed by American Steve Nathan. Â*
    `----

    http://www.mb.com.ph/INFO20070910102543.html


    Too late to discredit open source, advocates say

    ,----[ Quote ]
    | "It's too late," exclaimed Winston Damarillo, founder and
    | chairman of software development firm Exist Global, in an
    | interview with Computerworld Philippines. "Open source
    | is all over the place."
    |
    | [...]
    |
    | Anson Uy, president of Touch Solutions (a Red Hat Linux company),
    | earlier on broke the news to Computerworld Philippines about the
    | alleged "funded missions" by some software firms to discredit open
    | source, although he did not identify any company.
    |
    | Anson revealed among the top three actions against FOSS are being
    | done through "sponsored studies, piracy of open source developers,
    | and bold press releases."
    `----

    http://www.linuxworld.com/news/2007/...rss-linux-news
    http://tinyurl.com/2bj969


    Open source software eyed for use in more health centers

    ,----[ Quote ]
    | More local government units want to install homegrown, open source software
    | for health centers developed by the University of the Philippines Manila, its
    | project manager told INQUIRER.net Tuesday Â*
    `----

    http://newsinfo.inquirer.net/breakin...ticle_id=86621


    Review: Bayanihan Linux 4

    ,----[ Quote ]
    | Bayanihan Linux 4 is a pretty good, simple, distribution. It is
    | easy to install and manage and it gets you going quickly right out of
    | the box. That being said it doesn?t have all the latest gizmos and eye
    | candy of the current wave of Linux distributions. It also doesn?t have
    | a huge package repository, but you can probably add some more.
    |
    | It?s not bad for a government sponsored distribution and if it gets
    | more people to switch to Linux, that?s a good thing. Power users will
    | want more than Bayanihan provides, but the average computer user will
    | find all they need in Bayanihan.
    `----

    http://www.triedit.org/review/review-bayanihan-linux-4/


    DMMSU Migrates to Linux

    ,----[ Quote ]
    | The training was participated in by about 25 faculty and personnel from
    | the institution. It was an orientation and preparation for their aim
    | of acquiring sufficient knowledge and skills in Open Source
    | Technology to completely migrate from Windows to Linux.
    `----

    http://www.bayanihan.gov.ph/index.ph...=139&Itemid=43


    New RP-developed Linux 'looks, feels' like Windows XP

    ,----[ Quote ]
    | The Department of Science and Technology-Advanced Science and
    | Technology (DOST-ASTI) recently launched the Bayanihan Linux
    | version 4 (BL4) and this time, it looks more like Microsoft
    | Windows XP than the Macintosh OS.
    |
    | BL4 is now based on Linux Debian Stable, unlike the previous
    | version that used Fedora. Likewise, BL4 uses the KDE graphical
    | user interface that gives it a Microsoft Windows XP look.
    `----

    http://www.asianjournal.com/?c=190&a=19140


    FOSS is better 'alternative' to pirated software--advocate

    ,----[ Quote ]
    | While government continues to battle pirated software use in the country,
    | local open source advocates will, for one day, show that there is freely
    | available open source software that Filipinos can now use. Â*
    `----

    http://newsinfo.inquirer.net/breakin...ticle_id=88894

  2. Re: [News] Big Free Software Push Coming from the Philippines

    On Thu, 15 Nov 2007 07:04:48 +0000, Roy Schestowitz wrote:

    > UP Manila pushing open source initiatives for SE Asia
    >
    > ,----[ Quote ]
    > | Marcelo said that next month, the IOSN will release five free and open
    > source | software (FOSS) primers focused on five topics: health, small
    > and medium | enterprises, FOSS interoperability, security and
    > interoperability of disaster | management of information system.
    > `----
    >
    > http://newsinfo.inquirer.net/breakin...w_article.php?

    article_id=100849

    Hmm. Less than an hour after this was published, Microsoft and CompTIA
    announce a joint initiative to promote OOXML in the Philippines.

    Nahhh, must be a coincidence.

    So, who has the ear of the Philippine government - the best and brightest
    of the Philippines, or "outside agitators"?

    Or, perhaps, the ear takes a back seat to the pocket.

    Have a nice day.

    >
    > They have already migrated to GNU/Linux in some areas of government. If
    > they talk about it too loudly, Ballmer will probably pay a visit and
    > threaten lawsuits (like he did in 2004) while Pearly Gates will shower
    > the nation with some 'charity' (bribery).
    >
    >
    > Related:
    >
    > Venture capitalist puts up tech bar for open source
    >
    > ,----[ Quote ]
    > | TO show the province’s potential as an open source software market, a
    > | Filipino venture capitalist has set foot in Cebu to advocate open
    > source | software development.
    > `----
    >
    > http://www.sunstar.com.ph/static/ceb/2007/10/11/bus/

    venture.capitalist.puts.up.tech.bar.for.open.sourc e.html
    >
    >
    > Pinoy ‘serial technopreneur’ bares new SaaS venture
    >
    > ,----[ Quote ]
    > | Widely known and respected in the open source community abroad but not
    > much | here in the Philippines, Damarillo has created a number of open
    > source | software development companies including Gluecode which he sold
    > to tech giant | IBM in 2005 at a still undisclosed amount, and
    > LogicBlaze which was acquired | by Iona Technologies in 2007.
    > |
    > | Apart from Morph Labs, he currently sits as chair of DevZuz (formerly
    > known | as Simula Labs), an open source "marketplace company," and Exist
    > Global, a | software engineering services company being headed by
    > American Steve Nathan. `----
    >
    > http://www.mb.com.ph/INFO20070910102543.html
    >
    >
    > Too late to discredit open source, advocates say
    >
    > ,----[ Quote ]
    > | "It's too late," exclaimed Winston Damarillo, founder and | chairman
    > of software development firm Exist Global, in an | interview with
    > Computerworld Philippines. "Open source | is all over the place."
    > |
    > | [...]
    > |
    > | Anson Uy, president of Touch Solutions (a Red Hat Linux company), |
    > earlier on broke the news to Computerworld Philippines about the |
    > alleged "funded missions" by some software firms to discredit open |
    > source, although he did not identify any company. |
    > | Anson revealed among the top three actions against FOSS are being |
    > done through "sponsored studies, piracy of open source developers, | and
    > bold press releases."
    > `----
    >
    > http://www.linuxworld.com/news/2007/...-to-discredit-

    open.html?fsrc=rss-linux-news
    > http://tinyurl.com/2bj969
    >
    >
    > Open source software eyed for use in more health centers
    >
    > ,----[ Quote ]
    > | More local government units want to install homegrown, open source
    > software | for health centers developed by the University of the
    > Philippines Manila, its | project manager told INQUIRER.net Tuesday
    > `----
    >
    > http://newsinfo.inquirer.net/breakin...w_article.php?

    article_id=86621
    >
    >
    > Review: Bayanihan Linux 4
    >
    > ,----[ Quote ]
    > | Bayanihan Linux 4 is a pretty good, simple, distribution. It is | easy
    > to install and manage and it gets you going quickly right out of | the
    > box. That being said it doesn?t have all the latest gizmos and eye |
    > candy of the current wave of Linux distributions. It also doesn?t have |
    > a huge package repository, but you can probably add some more. |
    > | It?s not bad for a government sponsored distribution and if it gets |
    > more people to switch to Linux, that?s a good thing. Power users will |
    > want more than Bayanihan provides, but the average computer user will |
    > find all they need in Bayanihan.
    > `----
    >
    > http://www.triedit.org/review/review-bayanihan-linux-4/
    >
    >
    > DMMSU Migrates to Linux
    >
    > ,----[ Quote ]
    > | The training was participated in by about 25 faculty and personnel
    > from | the institution. It was an orientation and preparation for their
    > aim | of acquiring sufficient knowledge and skills in Open Source |
    > Technology to completely migrate from Windows to Linux. `----
    >
    > http://www.bayanihan.gov.ph/index.php?

    option=com_content&task=view&id=139&Itemid=43
    >
    >
    > New RP-developed Linux 'looks, feels' like Windows XP
    >
    > ,----[ Quote ]
    > | The Department of Science and Technology-Advanced Science and |
    > Technology (DOST-ASTI) recently launched the Bayanihan Linux | version 4
    > (BL4) and this time, it looks more like Microsoft | Windows XP than the
    > Macintosh OS.
    > |
    > | BL4 is now based on Linux Debian Stable, unlike the previous | version
    > that used Fedora. Likewise, BL4 uses the KDE graphical | user interface
    > that gives it a Microsoft Windows XP look. `----
    >
    > http://www.asianjournal.com/?c=190&a=19140
    >
    >
    > FOSS is better 'alternative' to pirated software--advocate
    >
    > ,----[ Quote ]
    > | While government continues to battle pirated software use in the
    > country, | local open source advocates will, for one day, show that
    > there is freely | available open source software that Filipinos can now
    > use. `----
    >
    > http://newsinfo.inquirer.net/breakin...w_article.php?

    article_id=88894





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