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Open Source Foundation of Pakistan Launched in Islamabad

 

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.

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Need to understand what is Copyleft? (Extracted from http://Wikipedia.org)

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Copyleft   (Credit goes to http://WikiPedia.org )

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Small letter c turned 180 degrees, surrounded by a single line forming a circle.

Copyleft symbol

Copyleft (a play on the word copyright) is the practice of using copyright law to offer the right to distribute copies and modified versions of a work and requiring that the same rights be preserved in modified versions of the work. In other words, copyleft is a general method for marking a creative work as freely available to be modified, and requiring all modified and extended versions of the creative work to be free as well.[1]

Copyleft is a form of and can be used to maintain copyright conditions for works such Continue reading

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