Re: Open Source Software in Mauritius

From: Ish Sookun <>
Date: Fri, 22 May 2015 10:30:43 +0400

Hello SM,

On Fri, May 22, 2015 at 10:20 AM, S Moonesamy <> wrote:
> From what you wrote, Logan, Avinash and you are pushing forward "open"
> ideas. If three persons on the ICT Advisory Council are doing that, how
> come I could not find the draft Open Source policy which was written in
> 2014?

​I will raise this issue.​

> There isn't any data as you have been doing fancy fairs. It might be a
> strategy which would have worked many years ago.

​Thank you for the comment. I take it as a need for improvement.​

> Did you know that:
> "The survey on the use of OSS in the Mauritian Government also reveals a
> low
> uptake. No OSS policy has been prepared so far for the country and
> there is
> no comprehensive strategy and awareness campaign initiated for the
> adoption
> of OSS. The use of such software has been made in an ad-hoc manner,
> although
> cost benefits are obvious as shown in the case study carried out at the
> Statistics Mauritius department."
​Could you please provide a reference of the above?


​Ish Sookun
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