IT industry: Moot highlights role of open source technologies

A day-long conference was organised by the Open Source Foundation of Pakistan

APP September 21, 2015
Chief Guest HEC Chairman Dr Mukhtar Ahmed is speaking and sharing his views at the conference. PHOTO: fb.com/PakOpenSource

ISLAMABAD:


Speakers at a conference have emphasised the importance of developing an annual plan for the promotion and advocacy of open source technologies to reduce the import of licensed software worth millions of dollars.


A day-long conference was organised by the Open Source Foundation of Pakistan, in collaboration with the Higher Education Commission (HEC), Zong Pakistan, Pakistan Software Export Board, NADRA Technologies Limited and others. Leaders of the industry shared their expertise and shed light on how to use and develop open source technologies. HEC Chairman Dr Mukhtar Ahmed underlined the need of measuring the progress according to the target set in the annual plan. “HEC, on behalf of universities, is always available to extend all kind of support to promote open source technologies in the country,” he said. He added open source had resulted in a paradigm shift which created a lot of opportunities for youth.


Published in The Express Tribune, September 22nd, 2015.

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