Vietnam fails to develop open source software for state agencies

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According to Vu Duy Loi, Director of the Communist Party Central Committee Office’s Informatics Center, in 2004-2005, the office joined forces with Netnam and CMC to utilize open source software for the computer network within the Party’s agencies.

To date, this remains the largest system utilizing open source software in Vietnam.

In 2006, the open source software on document management was developed and experimented successfully.

However, the product has never been put into use because of many reasons, including the lack of the technical maintenance staff.

“Five or ten years ago, utilizing open source software at state agencies was an impossible mission because there were not enough favorable conditions,” Loi said when explaining the failure of the project on cooperating with IT firms to develop open source software.

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