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    Open Source Software Projects - Participation/Movement

    This is the place to discuss about the participation in the open source software projects.

    Contributions can range from documentation, marketing/promotion to to project management to application design/development to testing/maintenance to training.

    Has anyone get involved in the open source software projects, i.e. PHP and Apache WebServer, Drupal, WordPress, OpenOffice.org etc?

    Has anyone get involved in the Malaysian open source software projects?

    Free and Open Source Software Society Malaysia
    http://foss.org.my/
    The Free/Open Source Software Society Malaysia is a non-profit organisation to better serve the Malaysian FOSS community.
    Interested in joining the society? Sorry, but currently we are not open for official membership registration just yet.

    The online web community however is open for you to join and contribute content. Participation for our activities are open to all.

    What is Free and Open Source Software?

    Free and Open Source software, is software that is available under a license gives you the freedom to copy, modify and redistribute. With FOSS you no longer have to worry about illegal copying and vendor lock in for support.

    FOSS includes applications on your desktop such as the award winning Firefox web browser and OpenOffice office suite, it also runs mission-critical server applications for your business.
    (Malaysia) MY-OpenSource | Just another Open Source weblog
    http://mag.my-opensource.org/

    Free and open software in Malaysia
    by Colin Charles
    http://www.redhat.com/magazine/015ja...ures/malaysia/
    * Colin Charles is an outstanding and active young Malaysian involved in Open Source Software Projects/Movement.


    His home page: Colin Charles on the Net! - bytebot.net
    His blog: Colin Charles Web Log
    His photo galleries: Flickr: Photos from byte
    Last edited by genzy; 11-05-2007 at 01:24 AM.

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    FOSS = Free and Open Source Software

    Here are examples of the Malaysian FOSS Contributors/Projects

    http://www.iosn.net/country/malaysia...s_contributors

    Malaysian FOSS Contributors
    by Ditesh Kumar — last modified 2006-03-22 03:53 AM

    This is a list of FOSS projects and FOSS contributors whereby the principal developers are Malaysians or where substantial code and community contributions have come from Malaysians. All projects listed below are available for download and fully meet the FSF and OSI definition of FOSS copyright licenses. In addition, there is also a list of active community members of the IRC channel, #myoss on irc.freenode.net.
    Projects

    * ADOdb

    License
    Dual licensed, BSD and LGPL
    Summary
    ADOdb is a database abstraction library for PHP. It currently supports an amazing number of databases and is among the most popular database abstraction library available for the PHP platform.

    * Aria ERP

    License
    GPL
    Summary
    ARIA development began in the fall of 2002 due to a growing dissatisfaction with the development cycle of NOLA. ARIA is based off NOLA from Noguska and you can easily switch from NOLA to ARIA without any change in the database, as they are from the same source code. Since ARIA currently enjoys an almost nightly development track, it has far fewer bugs.

    * C# Object Persistent Framework

    License
    LGPL
    Summary
    The C# Object Persistent Framework (csopf) is a project which has a goal of making development of business software as rapid and as maintainable as possible. The philosophy is to create a framework which is very developer oriented, to create clean, obvious and readable code. It also lets the developer develop software, with database administration handled automatically.

    * gfourcc

    License
    GPL
    Summary
    Identifies the codec used in AVI files (*.avi) and allow the user to change the FourCC description code (like fourcc-changer in Windows). Useful for people working with Microsoft AVI file. A Linux clone of AviC fourcc changer tool.

    * GUI ACL Manager

    License
    GPL
    Summary
    The GUI ACL Manager tool provides a GUI interface to help in the management of Access Control Lists for files. It was designed to be used as a script from within Nautilus but can also be independently from the command line by passing it a filename. It was built using pygtk.

    * KDE Localization to Malay

    License
    Non applicable
    Summary
    KDE is one of the premier FOSS desktops. There is an active effort to localize the KDE desktop to the Malay language.

    * Krazhbox floppy linux

    License
    GPL
    Summary
    KrazhBoX is a small-sized GNU/Linux distribution targeted for users who need a quick and small rescue disk for their GNU/Linux (and possibly other) operating system. KrazhBoX can also be use to prepare a computer for operating system installations like partitioning hard disk, formatting them with new a filesystem, activating the boot active partition and many more! KrazhBoX supports common filesystem for GNU/Linux such as ext2, ext3, ReiserFS and Minix as well as other filesystem (FAT, FAT32, NTFS, and ISO9660).

    * Lazy Installer

    License
    GPL
    Summary
    Lazy Installer provides a comprehensive installation script for qmail and relevant add-ons. The script installs qmail with patches for security and functionality, vpopmail, IMAP, ezml, qmailadmin, vqadmin tools as well as MySQL backend support.

    * m0n0wall

    License
    BSD
    Summary
    m0n0wall is a project aimed at creating a complete, embedded firewall, router, traffic shaper (QoS), captive portal and VPN concentrator software package that, when used together with an embedded PC, provides all the important features of commercial boxes (including the ease of use) at a fraction of the price (free software). m0n0wall is based on a bare-bones version of FreeBSD, along with a web server, PHP and a few other utilities. The entire system configuration is stored in one single XML text file to keep things transparent. m0n0wall is probably the first UNIX system that has its boot-time configuration done with PHP, rather than the usual shell scripts, and that has the entire system configuration stored in XML format.

    * Mimos Live CD

    License
    Not applicable
    Summary
    MIMOS Open Source Group is releasing Linux Live CD based on Knoppix with Bahasa Melayu user interface. The group has worked with Kedidi Emas Project to come up with a localized Bahasa Melayu KDE Desktop.

    * minicrc

    License
    zlib/libpng License
    Summary
    A command-line-interface application that produce various crc checksums (crc32,crc16,crc-ccitt,bzip2 crc) on files and validates them. Useful for fast file verification but not validation against intentional tempering.

    * My Knoppix

    License
    GPL
    Summary
    My Knoppix Digital Home Edition aims to be a smart and centerised OS that can implement at home. Image a Plasma TV or big LCD screen that connect to a server and is able to record and play DVD's from the server and surf the Internet from the big screen. My Knoppix supports English, Traditional Chinese, Simplified Chinese and Malay/Indonesian.

    * OpenOffice.org - Bahasa Melayu Spell Checker

    License
    Not applicable
    Summary
    The Bahasa Melayu (Malay Language) Spell Checker is targeted for users who need to spell check BM words in their documents in OpenOffice. These users can be government officers, BM writers, publishers, digital divide community and/or anybody who needs spell checker to spell check BM words.

    * PicoBSD

    License
    BSD
    Summary
    PicoBSD is a one floppy version of FreeBSD, which in its different variations allows you to have secure dialup access, small diskless router or even a dial-in server. And all this on only one standard 1.44MB floppy. It runs on a minimum 386SX CPU with 8MB of RAM (no HDD required!).

    * The Electronic Human Resource Management System (e-HRMS)

    License
    GPL
    Summary
    The e-HRMS is a web based HR management system. Currently it supports an extensive employee database, full featured electronic leave system, workflow driven document circulation system, tabular and graphical reporting and multi user system and role based access.

    * Traymoon

    License
    GPL
    Summary
    TrayMoon is a system tray application that display the moon phases and the Hijri dates. It is a fully open-source software under the terms of the GNU General Public License.

    * WineCD

    License
    LGPL
    Summary
    WineCD is a system-tray application that helps to eject and close cdrom/dvdrom tray programmatically.

    People (in alphabetical order)

    * Adli Wahid - FOSS evangelism, code contributions and member of the Bandar Baru Bangi OSS group
    * Aizat Faiz - MyOSS meetup group organizer
    * Ang Tun Chek - Developer of MyKnoppix Live CD
    * Ariff Abdullah - FreeBSD src (sound) committer.
    * Bakthiar Hamid - Zope documentation, kebasdata product.
    * Colin Charles - OpenOffice.org and The Fedora Project evangelism as well as code contributions. Manager of #myoss IRC channel on irc.freenode.net and Planet MyOSS.
    * Dinesh Nair - FOSS evangelism, code contributions and numerous others.
    * Dr. Nah Soo Hoe - FOSS evangelism, maintainor of MyOSS mailing list and numerous others.
    * Fu Yi Chin - Ex-organizer of MyOSS meetup group
    * Hasbullah bin Pit - Localization and translation efforts for Mozilla, Fedora Core/Red Hat, GNOME
    * Jason Lim - Ex-organizer of MyOSS meetup group
    * Jaya Kumar - Linux framebuffer driver for Arc LCD board, Linux ALSA cs5535 audio driver, Xorg dmc9000 input driver, Linux cs5335 IDE DMA driver
    * Khairil Yusof - FOSS evangelism and code contributions.
    * Lau Kai Jern - Lazy Installer contributor and security research.
    * Lee Chin Sheng - Unofficial OpenBSD ports and documentation efforts
    * Lee Nan Phin - MNCC OSS SIG chairperson and numerous others.
    * Mohammad Hafiz bin Ismail - Author of Krazhbox floppy linux, gfourcc, TrayMoon, WineCD, minicrc.
    * Mohammad Najmi bin Ahmad Zabidi - KDE and GNU localization to the Malay language
    * Nur Hussein - EPCKPT porting and kernel patchset, Slackware packages and others.
    * Ow Mun Heng - MyOSS Magazine editor
    * Yoon-Kit Yong - Author of C# Object Persistent Framework

    #MyOSS-ers (in alphabetical order)

    This is a list of regulars on the #myoss IRC channel on irc.freenode.net

    * alphaque (Dinesh Nair)
    * aizatto (Aizat Faiz)
    * dcmwai
    * ditesh/ditesh|cassini (Ditesh Kumar)
    * drbyte/bytee (Colin Charles)
    * El-Lotso (Ow Mun Heng)
    * filex/jlchannel (Jason Lim)
    * geekOOL (Lee Chin Seng)
    * jayakumar/flatronf700B (Jaya Kumar)
    * kaeru (Khairil Yusof)
    * kenw (Kenneth Wong)
    * kenmin (Ang Kian Meng)
    * linuxlah (Mohd Jeffri)
    * mypapit (Mohammad Hafiz bin Ismail)
    * ObiWanKenobi (Nur Hussein)
    * prabu (Prabu)
    * rids (Faizal)
    * takizo (Paul Ooi)
    * xwings (Lau Kai Jern)
    * yky (Yoon Kit Yong)

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    The Malaysian Public Sector OSS (Open Source Software) Framework
    OSCC - Open Source Competency Centre

    The Malaysian Public Sector OSS Framework

    The OSS Framework serves as a blueprint to achieve the Public Sector OSS vision and objectives.

    Public Sector ICT Vision
    To deliver efficient and quality service through the use of ICT

    OSS Vision
    Creating and enhancing value using OSS within the Public Sector ICT framework in providing efficient, secure and quality services.

    OSS Objectives
    * Increase choice of software usage
    * Increase interoperability
    * Increase capability to maintain and support software
    * Reduce total cost of ownership
    * Reduce vendor lock-in
    * Increase security and enforce sovereignty

    Solution Areas
    The proven OSS solutions across the IT value chain that can be implemented in the Public Sector.

    Implementation Phases
    Provide OSS Implementation Roadmap for the Public Sector over the short, medium and long term.

    Knowledge Bank
    Supports the sharing of OSS knowledge and experience among agencies.

    Enabling Environment
    Components that will impact OSS related initiatives to ensure the success of OSS implementation in the Public Sector.

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