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In praise of open source technology

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| So, who can build their business, or their economy, on open source? With the
| ubiquity of the Internet, open source is becoming the foundation of the
| world's most sophisticated (and lucrative) business models. From free search
| (Baidu) to free social networking (Xiaonei or Minglebox), free news (FT.com
| and Sina.com) to free software (Sun Microsystems).
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http://business.asiaone.com/Business...110-99573.html


Recent:

Asia set to 'give back' to open source

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| Asia is in the middle of a mass adoption wave of open source technology, and
| the floodgates of innovation will open following this wave in two to three
| years, according to open source vendors.
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http://www.zdnetasia.com/news/softwa...2046073,00.htm


Open-source applications gaining ground across Asia

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| Reception toward open source technology has been very positive across Asia,
| the top executive of a Philippine-based global software and engineering
| services company said.
|
| Consumer perception and preference for open source products such as the
| Apache Web Server, Linux Operating System, PHP, Apache Tomcat, and Eclipse
| IDE, have been on an upswing, said Exist executive chairman Winston Damarillo
| during the recent Philippine Open Source Summit (POSS) in Cebu.
|
| [...]
|
| The South Korean government bought 120,000 copies of Hancom Linux Deluxe as
| early as 2002 in an effort to switch approximately 23% of its Microsoft-based
| desktops to open source.
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http://www.thestandard.com/news/2008...nd-across-asia
http://tinyurl.com/6ajglq
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