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Who are these people
What did they do
They struggle for our independance
AND STRUGGLE THEY DID!!
Our independence is again under threat...
Our IT independence that is
Our government's data
… is stored in propreitary file format
… and in propeitary databases
… running on propeitary systems
… whose IP are owned by foreign companies
Who love software patent like Britney loves her poodle
Who can pull the plug on us at any time.. you know, like tomorrow
OR RIGHT NOW!
What are we?
We have to fight for our IT independance!!
By using Open Source
So that we are in control
The government says...
We have to be neutral
Neutral my stiking foot!!
We have to be
… towards our own interest
The Americans ...
… are always protecting their interest
Why don't we?
Open source not owned by anyone.
It's not ours
It's the next best thing
We can modify it and change it …
… we can publish the code on TV, for all we care
… and that is OK
( As if Malaysian TV is not boring enough already)
Scala,PHP, Ruby, Phyton JVM
PHP, Ruby, Phyton
Open source OS (Linux,Solaris, BSD ...) Open source HW (OpenSPARC)
What can you do?
...people around you, especially if they are not in IT
of the importance of IT sovereignity
Malaysians are nobody's PANSY!
I had a meeting with MDEC
50.6% of MSC companies are struggling to look for Java Programmers
… and yet our university grads only know VB
… and VB 6 at that
Cyber Merdeka is not just a call
Who hug trees
And burn bras
… if you do wear a bra
You can burn someone else's bra too
(Sorry I digress)
This call makes ...
So if our forefather give their lives for our independance
We need to give our code
… and our sweat and our time and our attention
… to Open Source
For our independance
( Freedom )
Did I sound like William Walace from Braveheart? :)
Is Mel Gibson in the room?
TQ (email@example.com) (ejn3.blogspot.com)
Do want schools to be named after you!
So fight for our Cyber Merdeka!