The Awakening Wave Towards Technological Freedom
Islamabad: To make Pakistan a hub of open source technologies in Asia by 2020, Open Source Foundation of Pakistan (OSFP) has finally been launched by a team of dedicated professionals from academia, IT industry and services sector.
Its founding principles has been set as “using and developing the local human resources for introducing IT based solutions for local markets, home users and industry”. It is believed that both public and private sector organizations are using billions of rupees to use imported close-ended software programs and technologies. Many of them have to develop their activities around the imported soft-wares to save further billions because customization costs are used as traps by these foreign firms to lynch local firms of their valuable resources. Hence local industries loose the competitive edge not only in production but even in cyber security and data pilferage.