14 January 2009

Malaysian Government Saves RM40 million with Open Source Software

The Open Source Competency Center (OSSC) of the Malaysian Administrative Modernisation and Management Planning Unit (Malaysia's primary governing body) has saved RM40 million in licensing fees by implementing Open Source software. Of that RM40 million, more than RM12 million has been saved through the use of OpenOffice, which is installed on more than 12,760 government systems. More than RM5 million has been saved by the Ministry of Health, which is nearly six times that of any other agency's disclosed savings.

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