Viet Nam has officially become the fourth member of the Asianux consortium, following China, Japan and the Republic of Korea (RoK).
The news was announced on September 27 by representatives from the Ministry of Science and Technology (MST) and the Ministry of Information and Communications (MIC) of Viet Nam and Asianux members at the seventh information technology and software solution fair (Softmart 07) in Ho Chi Minh City.
Asianux will aid Viet Nam in building open source software centers in Ha Noi and Ho Chi Minh City, which will specialize in the provision of technical assistance and launch the consortium’s products in Viet Nam and Viet Nam’s products in other Asian markets.
“This is an important step-forward for the information technology and communications community in the process of regional and international integration, which will open new opportunities for the software industry to develop in both the domestic and foreign markets,” Deputy Prime Minister-cum Minister of Education and Training Nguyen Thien Nhan said.
Asianux consortium was established in 2004 after commitments were given by the governments of Japan, China and the RoK to apply and develop open source software.
Softmart 07 opened on September 27 to introduce about 500 software solutions.