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  • 1. Free and Open Source Software:A Viable Option for Government Ariel S. Betan IOSN ASEAN+3 University of the Philippines Manila
  • 2. Agenda➲ FOSS Model➲ FOSS Economy➲ FOSS Benefits➲ FOSS Availability➲ FOSS Viability
  • 3. FOSS Model➲ The call for transparency, accountability and citizen participation in government is compatible with the Free and Open Source Software (FOSS) model since they are in- herent in FOSS itself
  • 4. FOSS Economy➲ Considering the governments limited re- sources and limited budget, FOSS offers a more economical option due to its lower cost of implementation and its alternative business models
  • 5. FOSS Benefits➲ Freedom of Choice➲ Interoperabilty➲ Reliability➲ Security➲ Fast Deployment➲ Localization
  • 6. FOSS Availability➲ No need to re-invent or create new ones➲ Tried and Tested➲ worlds largest open source software site➲ and other specific sites➲ 126 software in health or related to health➲ Philippines has the 8th largest development community for FOSS in the world
  • 7. FOSS Viability➲ Governments are moving/migrating towards FOSS use with encouraging results➲ Some governments have already included them in their official policies and plans.➲ Examples are European countries, the Unit- ed States and, ASEAN countries like Malaysia.➲ Some Philippine government agencies are also using FOSS and are including FOSS in their programs.
  • 8. References & Resources1. Open Source Initiative. []2. Open Source for America (OSFA).[]3. NHIN Connect. []4. Open source infiltrates government IT worldwide.[]5. What is connect.[]
  • 9. References & Resources6. What is[]7. About []8. FOSS4Health: eHealth Applications. []9. Overview: Malaysian Public Sector Open Source SoftwareProgram. [ Government Saves RM 200 million through OSS - variouspress media. []
  • 10. References & Resources11. Malaysian Government has reached 97% OSS Adoption --WOW! []12. Open source infiltrates government IT worldwide.[]13. Open source headlines from the Open Government plans.[]14. Open Source, the Recession and the Lower-TCO PromiseBy Jeff Meisner, LinuxInsider[]
  • 11. References & Resources15. Boom Time for FOSS by By Katherine Noyes, LinuxInsider[]16. Open Source in RP: Ready for Primetime By Jenalyn Ru-bio, Computerworld Philippines[]
  • 12. Addional References & Resources1. FOSS4SME / FOSS Toolkit - Free Open Source Softwareguide for SMEs. []2. FOSS A General Introduction. FOSS Education. FOSSGovernment Policy. FOSS Licensing. FOSS Localization.FOSS Open Standards. FOSS Network Infrastructure and Se-curity. FOSS Open Content.[]
  • 13. Thank you! Ariel S. Betan<>