Friday, December 12, 2008

Free/Libre Open Source Software Orientation For Small and Medium Enterprises.

Software piracy is prevalent but the government and other groups are speeding up their campaign against software piracy. This has placed small and medium enterprises at a disadvantage due to the expensive software they need for the efficient operation of their business.

There is however an option and if you are interested in availing of free and open source software then join the Orientation on Free/Libre Open Source Software (F/LOSS) for Small and Medium Enterprises which will be held at the DabaweGNU Lab (2nd Floor BexPhil Building), Sobrecarey corner Vinzon St., Obrero in Davao City tomorrow Decemebr 13 from 12:30 to 4PM.

The orientation is sponsored by the International Open Source Network (IOSN) ASEAN+3, a Center of Excellence for Free Open Source Software (FOSS) in the Asia-Pacific Region, Team Mango Cloud- Mindanao in Association and DabaweGNU.

"Join us and learn how to minimize your investment cost in software which will improve your operating efficiency,"Arturo Esmeralda Jr. Team leader of F/LOSS 4 SMEs Team Mango Cloud told Datelinedavao. Esmeralda said all businesses including the small and medium ones need that technological edge to be more competitive in the market.

You have to register here to signify your intent to join the orientation because there are limited slots available. Aside from a short discussion on F/LOSS, there will also be focus group discussions regarding the more popular Open Source software like WebERP, OpenOffice, Ubuntu and Gimp.

Local companies like Amon Marketing, which is engaged in the distribution of Kwikset Lock sets and Nevada paints, will be there to present their experience. You can also call Esmeralda at 0918.589.4822/3007053, Nelia Victolero at 0920.448.4243 or Evamay Dela Rosa at 0920.938.2285.

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