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When will we learn?

Posted by rom on June 29, 2005

Another government shifts to Open Standards and Open Source.

My dream is to really see the Philippines supporting Open Standards and finally dumping proprietary file formats that lock-in the government to certain vendors. It only takes political will to do this and I am hoping that our CICT commissioners will see the importance of support Open Standards. I am not saying that the government go Open Source but that will even be better, of course.

Anyway, this is a challenge to our CICT commissioners to commission a full blown study of the impact of using Open Standards and Open Source for the entire bureaucracy. I am sure that the advantages to the government will outweigh the disadvantages.


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