[Fsf-friends] Philippines/Malaysia Open Source Hubs (fwd)

Frederick Noronha fred@bytesforall.org
Fri, 2 Aug 2002 11:10:46 +0530 (IST)

Extracts from a note by Bala Pillai <bala@tamil.net>

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Tamil Ants/Erumbugale,

The most interactive open source/Linux community in our time zone/Asia
springs out of the Philippines. Primarily because the Filipino psyche is a
more secure psyche, a more self-confident pyche. Folks who are
self-confident worry about the future less, and allocate more time
diagnosing and solving problems rather than echoing and reechoing it.
Filipinos are also more into sharing and online sharing - we should look to
more symbiosis with them.

Manila-based Miguel Paraz whom I have interacted with since 1996, is a key
catalyst in the Filipino Linux community.

http://www.q-linux.com is a good starting point to get a feel for the key
Open Source catalysts in the Philippines.

KL,Malaysia-based Dinesh who runs http://www.alphaque.com is another lead
Open Source catalyst in our tmiezone. Do look for symbiosis opportunities
there too....

I see lots of room for us to symbiosis together. For example, there is
likely to be areas where we diagnosing, documenting, analysing, coding or
publicising where there is over-duplication.

If we coordinated ourselves and found out where our circles and priorities
intersect , we could share this work and get fruits out faster.

For your consideration.

Bala Pillai   <bala@tamil.net>
Founder, Thamil Innaiyam (since 1995) http://www.tamil.net
Founder, Malaysia.Net (since 1995) http://www.malaysia.net
Founder, The Asia Pacific Internet Company (since 1995) http://www.apic.net
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