MAMPU pioneered OpenOffice adoption for Malaysian Government

Malaysian Administrative Modernisation And Management Planning Unit – MAMPU (http://www.mampu.gov.my) have recently making a bold move by introducing a policy to migrate to the OpenOffice.org open source productivity suite instead of the current widely used MS Office. The official adoption date will be on the 1st of April 2008 and the agency will also uninstall all copies of Microsoft Office by the end of 2008.

MAMPU Migrates to OpenOffice.org

Putrajaya, 19th March 2008 – The Malaysian Administrative Modernisation and Management Planning Unit (MAMPU), today officially adopts a policy to migrate to the OpenOffice.org open source productivity suite. This is in line with the Malaysian Public Sector Open Source Master Plan, which calls for government agencies to reduce costs, increase freedom of choice and interoperability.

From April 1st, MAMPU will start adopting the OpenDocument Format (ODF), standard for all new documents created. ODF the ISO open standard for electronic documents is also the default format for OpenOffice.org. The agency will also uninstall all copies of Microsoft Office by the end of 2008.

To ensure a smooth migration, presently over 80 agency staff have been trained by the Open Source Competency Centre (OSCC). Additional staff will then be trained internally by the IT department, which will also provide support for OpenOffice.org.

More info at
http://www.oscc.org.my/index.php?option=com_content&task=view&id=189&Itemid=128

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MyFina – Web-based Personal Financial System

I’m releasing the source code and also live demo version of my application called MyFina.

MyFina is a simple web based personal finance and budgeting program for managing accounts and expenses. The system aimed at those who have little or no financial background to gain control over their money. The system supports multiple numbers of users. In making this software, the developer has attempted to make things as simple as possible, while still retaining enough functions to satisfy most home users.

More info at http://myfina.ridinglinux.org/

UPDATE
This project has been registered at Sourceforge
http://sourceforge.net/projects/myfina/