Putrajaya, 19th March 2008 – The Malaysian Administrative Modernisation and Management
Planning Unit (MAMPU), today officially adopts a policy to migrate to the OpenOffice.org
open source productivity suite. This is in line with the Malaysian Public Sector Open
Source Master Plan, which calls for government agencies to reduce costs, increase freedom
of choice and interoperability.
From April 1st, MAMPU will start adopting the OpenDocument Format (ODF), standard for all
new documents created. ODF the ISO open standard for electronic documents is also the
default format for OpenOffice.org. The agency will also uninstall all copies of Microsoft
Office by the end of 2008.
To ensure a smooth migration, presently over 80 agency staff have been trained by the
Open Source Competency Centre (OSCC). Additional staff will then be trained internally by
the IT department, which will also provide support for OpenOffice.org.
Related links :-
OSCC, MAMPU OpenOffice.org Support Portal
MAMPU Official Website
OSCC, MAMPU Official Website
The Malaysia Government’s Official Portal