FOSS Bridge pairs companies in EU and Vietnam

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| Now, a European nonprofit organization known as FOSS Bridge hopes that FOSS
| can be equally innovative in promoting cooperation between companies and in
| fostering investment in developing nations. The organization is currently
| working to help pair European and Vietnamese companies for joint development
| and business ventures.
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http://www.linux.com/feature/119284

Mentioned about a month ago, but this article contains a lot of details.


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Vietnam to begin working on free software

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| The Vietnamese agent for Asianux, an Asian consortium distributing open
| source software LINUX, is set to develop the open source software market in
| the country. *
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http://www.thanhniennews.com/educati...4&newsid=32166


Vietnam Switches to OpenOffice.org!

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| More than 20,000 computers from Party offices nationwide will switch to using
| OpenOffice instead of Microsoft Office from early 2008.
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http://saigontimes.com.vn/daily/BRIE...riefly%20today


Vietnam joins hands with EU to develop open software

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| The ?FoSS-bridge over EU and Vietnam? project aims to promote the development
| of the Southeast Asian software industry in cooperation with Europe. *
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http://www.thanhniennews.com/politic...1&newsid=31323


F/OSS Business Models Forum in Hanoi, Vietnam

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| In Hanoi, the first F/OSS Business Models Forum was held at the Institute of
| Information Technology last July 30 and 31. The forum aims to encourage *
| software entrepreneurs to take a look at F/OSS as a business enabler that can
| be part of any business strategy for SMEs.
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http://engage.wordpress.com/2007/08/...hanoi-vietnam/


Vietsoftware join forces with Asianux

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| Under the MOU, the company's software developers will work with Asiannux
| experts to develop new software based on Linux operating system of Asianux.
| Meanwhile, Asianux will help the company to set up the Asianux Technology
| Institute in Vietnam to develop more Linux-based software products. *
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http://english.vietnamnet.vn/tech/2007/07/724393/


Hacao Linux 2.16 Professional released

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| Hacao Linux 2.16 Professional, a Vietnamese distribution based on
| Barry Kauler's Puppy Linux, was released 06/22/2007 by Nguyen Quang
| Truong.
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http://www.tuxmachines.org/node/17481#comment-5619


Sun shares its technology with Vietnam's open source community

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| While software copyrights are being tightened in Vietnam, this is
| considered an opportunity for Vietnamese programmers to use open
| source codes to create software products without violating copyrights.
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http://english.vietnamnet.vn/tech/2007/05/699418/


Software copyright purchase: no monopoly in Govt agencies

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| Free open source software is encouraged for use in not only
| government agencies but in the whole of society as well. The
| purchase of Microsoft software copyright will help promote
| the wider use of open source software. If using illegal
| commercial software without having to pay fees, nobody
| would think of using open source software.
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http://english.vietnamnet.vn/tech/2007/05/697667/


State [Vietnam] promotes use of shareware

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| The laboratory provides some open source application software,
| including the Linux operating system with Vietnamese version
| Vubuntu, file management software, network service management
| software, electronic library software and integrated e-solutions
| for small- and medium- sized enterprises.
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http://vietnamnews.vnagency.com.vn/s...um=02BUS140507


Vietnam gives priority to open source software

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| The government has approved the software industry development programme
| to 2010, in which priority will be given to the use of open source
| software in state-funded IT projects.
|
| [...]
|
| Curbing the rate of intellectual property violations of software to the
| average of the region and developing some major software products to
| replace imported ones are other major aims of the plan.
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http://english.vietnamnet.vn/tech/2007/04/686282/


Vietnam is to pay billions of dollars for software copyrights

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| If office software such as Windows and Office is used, the total
| amount for 6 million PCs will be 3 billion USD (600 million x 500 USD).
| And the government may have to pay about 1 billion USD to buy
| software copyrights for its 2 million employees.
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http://english.vietnamnet.vn/tech/2007/02/667146/


Open-source software offers affordable option

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| Reducing the widespread use of pirated software in Viet Nam will be
| an uphill struggle because of the high costs of legal software
| products, according to industry experts.
|
| But if shop owners, government offices and local consumers adopt
| open-source software -- which is essentially free -- piracy could fall
| dramatically, they added.
|
| [...]
|
| The government may in the future set up a unit within the Department
| of Post and Telematics that would assist consumers in the use of
| open-source software.
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http://vietnamnews.vnagency.com.vn/s...um=02BUS220107