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Discussing open-source solutions to cope with the economic crisis

AvantiKumar | April 28, 2009
Open-source leaders at inaugural conference in Kuala Lumpur: MDeC

Proven savings in government agencies

Dr Nor said MAMPU, which aimed to implement open-source software systems in all 724 agencies in the public sector by early next year, has been driving, leading and guiding the Malaysian Public Sector OSS Programme. To date, 462 agencies nationwide have implemented OSS with known savings of more than RM47 million (US$13.01 million).

The Malaysian Public Sector Open Source Software Programme has proven that OSS drives down the total cost of ownership through its pilot projects, said MDeC's Shamlan. An overall 30 per cent savings have been achieved, of which 80 per cent arose due to savings in licensing fees and 58 per cent was due to a reduction in development costs.

 

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