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I consider myself to be an early adopter of tech. When the Internet was still young–at least in commercial and public-acceptance terms–I was connecting to the rest of the world thru Bulletin Board Systems (or BBSes). When phone calls were still the fad, I was sending netmail and echomail to people across the globe–or across the street, as the case may sometimes be.
I remember the joy of hearing the 2400 bps (yes, that’s 2.4 kilobits per second) modem handshaking, and the greyscale screen of my old 386-based laptop displaying the ASCII art, and the text-based role-playing network games.
Prepare yourself for a trip to memory lane!
Last September 1-4, FOSSAP 2005 was held in Cambodia to discuss the various concerns regarding the free and open source movement in the various countries in the Asia-Pacific region. FOSSAP was organized by the International Open Source Network.
Marvin Pascual, the incumbent president of the Philippine Linux Users’ Group has been invited by Sunil Abraham to join the conference. He was able to interact with free and open source software (F/OSS) advocates in the region. He discussed the current situation of F/OSS in the Philippines.