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Archive for November 2006

OSS is a clear winner at The Weather Channel

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Ninety-five percent of cable television subscribers watch The Weather Channel, and TWC’s Web site, which provides current local weather information to every city in the United States, draws more than 30 million visitors each month. TWC’s customers are local cable television facilities and individual Web site users. To manage those customers effectively, TWC chose an open source customer relationship management (CRM) application called Centric.

Source: IT Manager’s Journal


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Thu, 30 Nov 2006 at 20:16:09 +0800

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Creative Commons Malaysia Year End Community Building Event

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I just got this from Creative Commons Malaysia:

Dear Friends,
On behalf of the Creative Commons Malaysia project team, it brings me great pleasure to invite you to the Creative Commons Malaysia Year End Community Building event. Please find the attached the flyer containing more information.

Feel free to contact me with any questions and please feel free to send this invitation to as many of your friends.

We look forward to seeing you there!
RSVP: Ms. Kavitha Raman at or telephone +603-8315 3241.

Sam Ng

Written by syazli7

Sat, 25 Nov 2006 at 11:57:23 +0800

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First-Ever JBoss focused event in KL

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First-Ever JBoss focused event in Bangkok, Kuala Lumpur and Singapore

Open source is changing the way software is built, distributed,
and supported. In the enterprise market in particular, open source’s impact has been profound and global on scale.

Not only is open source software (OSS) challenging proprietary software vendors, but it is also turning the customer-vendor relationship on its head.

To learn more about how savvy IT organizations are gaining a competitive advantage by standardizing on OSS in their IT infrastructure, attend “The power of open source middleware technologies”, in a city near you.

5th December 2006, Tuesday

Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
Renaissance Kuala Lumpur Hotel
Corner of Jalan Sultan Ismail and Jalan Ampang
50450 Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
Tel : +603 21622233

Register online at

*Time* *Topic* Business Presentations
0900-0930 Registration
1330-1350 Red Hat Application Stack
0930-0955 Introduction to Red Hat & JBoss: Maximizing
Competitive Advantage with Enterprise Open Source Software
1350-1505 JBoss Enterprise Middleware Suite (JEMS) Overview
– JBoss Application Server with EJB3
– Hibernate
– JBoss Portal
– JBoss jBPM
– JBoss Web Clustering

Technical Training
0955-1040 Building Enterprise SOA using JBoss
Enterprise Middleware Suite (JEMS)
1040 Tea Break
1505-1525 Red Hat Enterprise Linux
1110-1140 TBC
1525-1600 Tea Break
1140-1230 Customer Case Studies
– Red Hat Application Stack

For Resellers and Potential Resellers
1600-1700 Partnership with the middleware leader
1230-1330 Lunch

Written by syazli7

Thu, 23 Nov 2006 at 15:23:17 +0800

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OpenCourseWare: Open Source at MIT

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MIT OCW and the other OCW projects have the potential to revolutionize the education world and bridge the digital divide. Millions of users have already gained access to educational materials that otherwise would have remained a world away.

In late 2000, the faculty-led Council on Educational Technology at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) introduced a plan to open their course content to the rest of the world at no cost. MIT’s then-president, Charles Vest, was astounded, but immediately jumped on board. In a market-driven society, Vest assumed that the faculty would propose a for-profit, “,” distance-learning venture, such as many institutions were implementing. Instead Vest got a proposed initiative more in concert with the booming open source movement. He commented, “It is typical of our faculty to come up with something as bold and innovative as this.

“Shocking, indeed. OpenCourseWare (OCW) is “an effort combining the openness of a public library with the academic intensity of a university,” and, in the words of Vest, it combines “world-class research and world-class teaching” with the World Wide Web. OCW is envisioned as a way to narrow the digital divide, to help educators in developing countries to ramp up their curricula, and to assist students and self-learners who could not afford to attend or meet the entrance requirements for an MIT education. Not only does MIT want the outside world to utilize its OpenCourseWare, but it also wants the revolution to spread and for other institutions around the world to adopt OCW for their own courses.

Source: LinuxInsider

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Wed, 22 Nov 2006 at 23:04:40 +0800

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Government adopts neutral technology platform policy

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SERI KEMBANGAN: The Government is adopting a neutral technology platform policy that does not favour either open-source (OSS) or proprietary software. The cabinet, said Science, Technology and Innovation Minister Datuk Seri Dr Jamaludin Jarjis, has decided that government procurement policies will now be based on merit and not on platform choice.

“We want to focus on the development of job creation and industry growth, and as such, would like to be neutral,” he said.

“The cabinet wants to encourage the further development of the local (IT) ecosystem with focus on value creation and it is up to the market to decide which platform they choose.”

In 2004, the Malaysian Administrative Modernisation and Management Planning Unit (Mampu) launched the Malaysian Open Source Software Master Plan with targets for open-source implementation within the public sector.

The plan was coupled with a procurement policy stating: “In situations where advantages and disadvantages of OSS and proprietary software are equal, preference shall be given to OSS.”

“There has been a lot of negative reaction towards open source (from the IT market) and that’s why (choosing) the technology platform should be neutral,” said Jamaludin.

Whichever technology platform you choose, he said, be it proprietary or open source, does not matter as long as good results are produced.

“Platforms are tools and they should be neutral because in the end tools are just tools,” said Jamaludin.

Source: The Star

Written by syazli7

Wed, 22 Nov 2006 at 22:52:50 +0800

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