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Sat, 19 Jul 2014 at 00:57:01 +0800

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All Govt Agencies To Implement Open Source Software

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KUALA LUMPUR, April 23 (Bernama) — The Malaysian Administrative Modernisation and Management Planning Unit (Mampu) expects all government agencies to implement open source software (OSS) by end of next year.

To date, 462 agencies from a total of 720 agencies have implemented OSS, which managed to provide a savings of more than RM47 million, said Mampu deputy director of ICT (information and communications technology) policy and planning division, Tan King Ing.

“We had utilised the OSS development model for rapid development of product at a lower cost by building upon existing solutions,” she said at a media briefing here today.

Eight OSS products have been developed for use by all public sector agencies, she told reporters.

To further contribute to the industry, Mampu and Multimedia Development Corporation (MDeC) will host the 2009 MSC Malaysia Open Source Conference from May 31 to June 3.

Source: Bernama (Original)

MSC Malaysia Open Source Conference 2009

Open Source MAMPU

Written by syazli7

Fri, 24 Apr 2009 at 10:48:00 +0800

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MSC Malaysia Open Source Conference 2009 “Open to Change” Open for Registration

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MSC Malaysia Open Source Conference 2009
“Open to Change”

Date: 31 May – 3 June, 2009
Venue: Berjaya Times Square Hotel & Convention Center, Kuala Lumpur.


MSC Malaysia’s inaugural and full-fledged Open Source Conference to incorporate a “Quadruple play” of 4 crucial stakeholders consisting of government, businesses, developers and community in envisioning open source’s contribution to the IT industry and socio-economy.

Positioned as International forum for sharing and exchanging ideas on technical advancements, applications, development and business cases on open source, and its positive impact in meeting challenges of the current economic climate.

Organised by MSC Malaysia & MAMPU and jointly supported by the Malaysian Open Source Community and MOSTI, the Conference invites developers, designers, systems administrators, community leaders, innovators, CTOs and CIOs, evangelists and activists, researchers, strategists, and entrepreneurs to lead and contribute during all conference sessions, tutorials and discussions.

With 3 DAYS, 3 TRACKS, 1 HACKATHON are in store for everyone who attend this conference. In addition, we have renowned speakers from prime Open Source Enterprises which are Mozilla, Google and Red Hat to name a few and also not forgeting from the developer community – Ubuntu, BSD, Fedora, PHPs, etc

Come join us at the MSC Malaysia Open Source Conference 2009! You’ll be pleasantly surprised…

Who should attend?

  • Business executives from MSC Malaysia and Non-MSC Malaysia Status companies
  • Open Source developers, communities, inventors, evangelist, researchers, strategist
  • Government officers
  • Students, general public

Why you should attend?

  1. Provide exposure and knowledge on the importance of Open Source in enhancing competitiveness by giving freedom of choice in software usage with lower total cost of ownership, hence benefiting businesses and society at large. Over 30 session tracks are made available.
  2. Share amongst the open source community on new directions and latest innovations by the subject matter experts, thought leaders and industry gurus.
  3. Provide a platform for conference participants to actively interact, share and exchange views, ideas, and tools on the latest trends and issues of Open Source.
  4. Networking, learning and having great fun!


MSC Malaysia Open Source Conference 2009

Written by syazli7

Thu, 23 Apr 2009 at 14:35:46 +0800

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Call for Papers: MSC Malaysia Open Source Conference 2009

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Call for Paper/Participation for MSC “Malaysia Open Source Conference 2009”.

For the very first time Multimedia Development Corporation Sdn Bhd (MDeC) with Malaysian Administrative Modernisation And Management Planning Unit (MAMPU) and jointly with the Malaysian Open Source Community together hosting the Malaysian First Open Source Conference.

The conference held in Berjaya Time Square Convention Centre from May 31st 2009 to June 3rd, 2009. The conference will be filled with working paper from domestic and international speakers.

With the theme “How the creative open source & the community can help survive the impact of economic crisis” able to stir the interest on OSS’s application and produce many more OSS’s application developers in

Of the purpose working paper call is open to all individual, University or Company who is to present on the solutions or applications. The working paper must be in knowledge sharing concept. The working paper must not contain marketing materials to promote certain product or company.

To those who are interested please visit for submission of paper.

Please do note that the closing date for CFP is on May 5th, 2009 and the selected paper will be informed immediately. For selected speakers please submit your presentation slide before May 22nd, 2009.

Thank you.

Source: KageSenshi

Written by syazli7

Thu, 16 Apr 2009 at 02:08:58 +0800

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MSC Malaysia Open Source Conference 2009 – Call For Papers

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“How Open Source Software & the community can creatively help survive the impact of economic crisis.”

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MSC Malaysia :

Start: 31hb May 2009
End: 03hb June 2009

Location: Berjaya Times Square Hotel & Convention Center Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.

Come join over 600 open source developers, gurus, experts, and users in the first ever MSC Malaysia Open Source Conference 2009 in to be held from the 31st May to 3rd of June, 2009 in Berjaya Times Square, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, congregating open source enthusiasts from not just Malaysia, but from other parts of the world.

*** MSC Malaysia Open SOurce Conference 2009 Highlight ***

** Hackathon Day (31 May 2009) **

– Adempiere Number One Open Source ERP Software. Learn OSS development from the Leader himself.

– Lamp2Win. Making PHP applications to work with MSSQL

– Install Fest

Common portmanteau word for “installation festival”; Linux user groups frequently run these. Computer users are invited to bring their machines to have Linux installed on their machines. The idea is to get them painlessly over the biggest hump in migrating to Linux, which is initially installing and configuring it for the user’s machine. Pick your distro like Ubuntu, Fedora, OpenSuSe, PCBSD and more.

This include OSS for Windows like, GIMP for Windows, Mozilla Firefox and many more.

Fedora Malaysia

– MyCert Web “Intrusion: Practical analysis with OSS tools”

Malaysian Computer Emergency Response Team (MyCERT) was formed on January 13, 1997 and started its operation fully on March 01, 1997. Operating from the office of CyberSecurity Malaysia, MyCERT provide a point of reference for the Internet community here to deal with computer security incidents and methods of prevention.

*** International Speakers ***

Phyton! by Anthony Baxter, Google
PCBSD Matt Olander
Mark Rees
Harrish Pillay, Fedora


Written by syazli7

Sat, 11 Apr 2009 at 08:07:57 +0800

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Google Summer of Code 2009 Malaysia

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For Immediate Release

Google Summer of Code Introduces University Students in Malaysia
to Open Source Software Development Around the World

Google accepting student applications from now until April 3
Previous Malaysian student participant is now a mentor in this year’s program

Kuala Lumpur, March 24, 2009 – Google today announced the opening of the application period for university students who wish to participate in the Google Summer of Code™ 2009 program. Google is working with 150 mentoring organizations and will fund approximately 1,000 student projects in 2009, the fifth year of this program. Student applications will be accepted until April 3, 2009. Students who wish to join the Google Summer of Code (GSoC) should visit for more information. Program updates can also be viewed on the Google Open Source Blog at or

Read more in the attachment.

Attachment: gsoc2009_my_final.doc

Written by syazli7

Wed, 1 Apr 2009 at 19:53:05 +0800

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HITB2009 – Dubai: Conference Agenda & Noteworthy Presentations

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The agenda for HITBSecConf2009 – Dubai is now online along with details on both the conference keynote sessions. There are still another 4 more weeks to grab your seats to the GCC’s premier network security event!

Keynote 1 – Philippe Langlois (Founder, Qualys / Intrinsec / TSTF)
“From Hacking, Startups to HackLabs: Global Perspective and New Fields”

Keynote 2 – Mark Curphey (Director CISG, Microsoft Corp)
“Security Cogs and Levers”

Other noteworthy papers:

# Cross Domain Leakiness: Divulging Sensitive Information and Attacking SSL Sessions – Chris Evans and Billy Rios

# VBootKit 2.0 – Attacking Windows 7 via Boot Sectors – Vipin & Nitin Kumar

# The Reverse Engineering Intermediate Language REIL and its Applications – Sebastian Porst

# Pickpocketing mWallets: A Guide to Looting Mobile Financial Services – The Grugq

# Psychotronica: Exposure, Control, and Deceit – Nitesh Dhanjani

# NKill – The Internet Killboard – Anthony ‘kugutsumen’ Zboralski

This is a new tool which gives  attackers the ability to discover interesting relationships between seemingly unrelated hosts and companies and to pull vulnerable hosts for a specific domain, company or even an entire country!


Conference Agenda:


On a related note, the conference videos from HITB2007 Malaysia that were previously available only through Bit Torrent are now available for streaming direct from Google Video:

Written by syazli7

Sat, 14 Mar 2009 at 17:55:57 +0800

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