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Re: RE: [ossig] "What is Firefox ?" or: Where is MAMPU ?

agree 100%. whenever, i come across any website with
'browser-compatibility' problems, i will just send an email to the
webmaster / contact. some do reply, but dont hope for an overnight change.

Raja Iskandar Shah

----- Original Message -----
From: Ditesh Kumar <ditesh@gathani.org>
Date: Tuesday, May 30, 2006 4:12 am
Subject: RE: [ossig] "What is Firefox ?" or: Where is MAMPU ?

> On Mon, 2006-05-29 at 09:26 +0800, Manimohan wrote:
> > Hi all,
> > 
> > For quite a while I have been very impressed by the government's 
> efforts> in the Open Source area. I attended numerous events 
> organised by various
> > ministries and agencies where the government's policy on Open 
> Source and
> > roadmap etc etc were discussed, ratified and unveiled with much 
> fanfare.> This seemed to augur well.
> > 
> > Examples of actual issues in reality cropping up such as shown by 
> this> thread only makes one wonder!
> Based on our experiences dealing with some government ministries, we
> have come to realize that there are people in the government that do
> care about openness and understand that openness is the key to 
> ensuringthat
> However, like all wars, fighting for openness will need to be 
> fought one
> battle at a time.
> One way concerned citizens can fight this battle is to, as
> Dinesh/Khairil have correctly pointed, is to write officially to the
> ministry in charge and raise the issues you have faced (it also 
> helps to
> lobby your representative in the parliment). Sympathetic officials 
> willthen be able to use your letter (as well as letters of the 
> others) to
> push for initiatives that are based on open standards and are open
> source friendly.
> As someone once told me, governments must work forwherever 
> possible, and in this case it is very possible to make
> everybody happy by adhering to open standards. It certainly is good 
> newsthat a surprising number of Malaysian government officials 
> think along
> these lines but they can only take action if we assist them in 
> doing so.
> Regards,
> Ditesh
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