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It is the great honor to read a story behind the man behind Cambodian Open Source Software movement. I really appreciate all the hard work that the people at NiDA especially Mr. Noy Shoung had done to put Cambodian inline with the rest of the world.

Father of Cambodian Open Source Software

Father of Cambodian Open Source Software

Noy is the Deputy Secretary General (In Charge of Human Capacity Building and Free/Open Source Software) at National ICT Development Authority (NiDA). Cool title to have. And, one that is hard earned. Noy’s built up a team inside NiDA to localize open source desktop apps into Khmer (a language too small to be interesting to Microsoft), build up open source development skills amongst young people (still early days on this one) and train end users on Linux, Open Office and Firefox (20,000 people and counting). He’s also the major champion behind Khmer OS, a localized OpenSuse distribution.

full article here don’t forget my dear friends cheer him up with your comments.

Written by Chorn Sokun

September 18, 2008 at 9:18 am

Posted in OSS

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