Message from the Sponsors: Antonio TJ Javier — “Partnering with Government to Realize Potential”

– Objective: Perspective of what we’re supposed to be deing here.

– Mission: Enable people and businesses threghout the world to realize their potential.

– Our objective: To enable the Phil to become a globally competitive economy.

– Open source, commercial open source, commercial software

– Joint session for pros and cons of each.

– What you should expect today: technicial description, best fit,

existing system, interoperability

All about choice

– Software choices should be based on merits and value of technology
– Software is highly evolving
– Government should promote healthy competition and innovation

Commercial software

– Innovation
– Good for industry, contributes to economy. USD 1 to Microsoft, 7-8 USD goes to solution developers
– Simple & low-cost, consumer-like product
– Customer support, responsiveness

– Commitment: education, innovation, local community

– Important part: Commitment to vibrant economy

– Use respective technologies