July 21, 2004

Malaysia mandates open source use

If Microsoft chairman Bill Gates thought he had worries about open source stealing market share from Microsoft in the Australian public sector, Malaysia has just proved to be a much bigger problem.

Less than a month after Gates' high-profile roadshow through Asia, the Malaysian government has mandated the in-house deployment of open source software (OSS) in what may well be the biggest national backlash against proprietary software in the world, according to a report in Malaysia's national daily newspaper.

Link: ComputerWorld

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