Friday, March 13, 2015

MaGIC Academy : Open Source Technologies

MaGIC Academy: Open Source Technologies


Tue Mar 17, 2015 

6:00 PM - 8:00 PM MYT

About the Speaker:

Gilles Gravier

He is the Director of Product Manager for the Network Security and Quantum Key Distribution product lines, as well as for the Quantum Random Number Generators, at ID Quantique, a company that is the leader in high - performance multi - protocol network encryption, based on conventional and quantum technologies, and aiming at providing future-proof encryption for time sensitive data. Previously he was the Chief Technology Strategist for security and open source at Sun Microsystems.

For more info and contact for this event, please visit


Saturday, March 7, 2015

JoomlaDay™ Malaysia 2015 - Panggilan Sukarelawan


JoomlaDay Malaysia 2015 dirancang untuk diadakan pada tahun ini. Sehubungan dengan itu, aktivis sumber terbuka yang terlibat dengan Joomla dijemput untuk menyertai kumpulan kerja JoomlaDay.


Mesyuarat pertama telah berlangsung pada minggu ini dan mesyuarat berikutnya akan berlangsung pada hari Khamis minggu depan.


Aktivis sukarelawan yang berminat, boleh hubungi penyelaras JoomlaDay; Sam Suresh, Shaiffulnizam atau Tajul Azhar melalui Group Facebook berikut:


https://www.facebook.com/groups/joomlacm/


Dipetik daripada :-


http://www.joomla.org.my/index.php/blog/45-joomladay-malaysia-2015-panggilan-sukarelawan


JoomlaDay™ Malaysia 2015 - Panggilan Sukarelawan


Joomla Day Malaysia 2011 untuk rujukan dan kenangan




Thursday, January 16, 2014

Microsoft Openness Night Community Gathering 2014

Microsoft Openness Night Community Gathering

A gathering jointly organised by Microsoft Malaysia for Malaysia Open Source Community to exchange ideas, talk about code, open source projects and innovation.

Eat, share & check out what's in store for you in the Year of the Horse.

Event Details :-

Venue :

Shah Alam Auditorium, Microsoft Office.
Level 26, Menara 3, KLCC
Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

Date : 23 January 2014, Thursday.
Time : 6PM Till 10PM

Agenda and free registration here :-


Thank you

Harisfazillah Jamel

[email protected]






Sunday, May 27, 2012

Survey on the Proposed Establishment of BCPM


http://kict.iium.edu.my/survey/

There is currently an initiative to establish a Board of Computing Professionals Malaysia (BCPM), which will function to accredit ICT academic programmes, as well as to promote, facilitate and regulate the profession (very much like the Board of Engineers for engineering, and the Bar Council for the legal profession, etc.). This initiative is under the purview of the Ministry of Science and Innovation (MOSTI) and led by the National ICT Human Resource Task Force under the Ministry of Higher Education (MOHE) and within the ICT Human Capital Development Framework.

We would like to invite all ICT practitioners and those related to the profession to participate in an on-line survey that will be open for responses from Monday 28 June 2012 (00:00) to Monday 11 June 2012 (24:00). The survey aims to solicit feedback from the ICT community to determine the overall suitability and general acceptance to the proposal for the establishment of the BCPM. The survey site is at

http://kict.iium.edu.my/survey/

The introduction to the survey and the instructions for filling the questionnaire will be provided at the stated site, as well as a link to another site that provides the general context to the proposal. Although we do not foresee any problem that may occur at the said site, should there be difficulties, an alternative site will be made available at http://cserver.cs.usm.my/bcpm/.

For those who are able to attend, there will be an awareness and Q&A session followed by a paper survey to be held at the Putrajaya International Convention Centre (PICC), Putrajaya Precinct 5, on Monday 28 June 2012. A formal session will be held at 9.00-12.30 am, and informal sessions will be during 2.30-5.00 pm.

We look forward to your participation in the survey and thank you in advance.

Sumber

http://www.mosti.gov.my/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=2354%3Asesi-kaji-selidik-bagi-mengumpul-maklum-balas-mengenai-cadangan-penubuhan-board-of-computing-professionals-malaysia-bcpm&catid=44%3Aupcoming-events&Itemid=123&lang=en


Objective


This questionnaire is to solicit feedback from the ICT community to determine the overall suitability and general acceptance to the proposal for the establishment of the Board of Computing Professionals Malaysia (BCPM).

Context

The proposal for the establishment of the BCPM is the third of three strategic thrusts recommended by the National ICT Human Resource Task Force under the Ministry of Higher Education (MOHE) within the ICT Human Capital Development Framework. The framework provides a set of national initiatives towards producing more resilient ICT graduates and transforming the country into a producer nation in ICT software and applications. This is to be attained via the developent of a sufficiently large and readily available pool of highly competent computing professionals, being those who innovate, design, implement and maintain computers, computing systems, and computing applications. [More details are available at http://goo.gl/nXBwb]


A draft Bill (RUU – Rang Undang-Undang) for this purpose had been prepared in December 2011, which was circulated for a preliminary discussion on an Open Day held at MOSTI on Tuesday 13 December 2011, with the period for feedback left open until Friday 30 January 2012. The feedback obtained was analysed and discussed, which subsequently led to the contents of the questionnaire in this survey.

This survey will be open for responses, either through face-to-face at the end of a series of awareness programme sessions, or through a portal, for a period of 15 days from Monday 28 May to Monday 11 June. The results of this survey will be analysed and the appropriate recommendations will be forwarded to the Ministry of Science and Innovations (MOSTI) for the appropriate action. Ultimately, based on the results, the draft Bill/RUU will be:
  • Amended accordingly and tabled at Parliament for adoption; or 
  • Adopted via other means (e.g. via Industry); or 
  • Abandoned altogether.

Underlying Intentions

First and foremost, it is crucial to note that the Bill/RUU is only a vehicle, where the exact underlying intentions are to have the following:

  • To establish a class of Professionals that can be distinguished from ordinary IT providers and will also guarantee a certain level of expertise/standards and be accountable for their services. 
  •  To attain international recognition and/or equivalence, especially via the Seoul Accord (see below), and in particular for our Computing/ICT degrees.
 The questionnaire will address the six points that support the underlying intentions for the establishment of the BCPM, the associated Bill, and the overall implementation, namely the following:  


1. The need for Certification of Professionals and to sign the Seoul Accord:

There has always been a strong desire to make our Computing/ICT graduates have a professional status (akin to engineers, medical doctors, accountants, etc.) as well as be internationally recognised as such. Three points are very relevant here:
  • The best way to achieve both is to sign the Seoul Accord (equivalent to the Washington Accord for engineering), which will not only enforce the maintenance of the required level to be considered professionals, but it also provides a status that is recognised worldwide.
  • However, all signatories of the Seoul Accord need to have a Board (or Society or any entity) that is equivalent to the proposed BCPM, which will have to be accorded the necessary authority and be responsible to audit and accredit Computing/ICT programmes, to register professional members, and to regulate them.
  • It is important to note that with the professional status comes a considerably high degree of responsibility, especially in terms of a guarantee of quality and accountability.

2. The need for a Bill/RUU:

Unlike in many countries, it is by tradition and practice that all Boards of Professionals in Malaysia had been set up via an Act of Parliament, and this is strongly perceived to be so (else, few will feel the compulsion to adhere to the Board’s regulations). In any case, the Bill can be seen to be the surest and fastest way of getting the underlying intentions implemented.  


3. Registration with BCPM will be voluntary:
Once the BCPM is set up, four points are of major relevance:
  • Graduates from the BCPM (hence Seoul Accord) accredited degrees will automatically qualify to be Registered Computing Practitioners, and later become Registered Computing Professionals after acquiring some experience and satisfying certain criteria.
  • Both registrations will also be open to other graduates and even non-graduates based on certain required and proven experience to be established by the Board.
  • The above are essentially criteria to qualify for registration, but no individual is compelled to be registered with the BCPM, and once registered may also opt to de-register himself.
  • There have also been proposals to have the category of Registered Service Providers for companies, but should this proposal be accepted, registration will also be voluntary. 

4. Regulatory matters apply only to BCPM registered members:

In the implementation of the Act and the BCPM, three points are to be noted:
  • The provisions of the Act and the ensuing regulations (from the Act and from the Board) apply only to its registered members, and hence only to individuals (and not the companies or institutions they represent). [The exception would be for the Registered Service Providers should the category be adopted.]
  • The above would mean that there will be no official regulations that would compel projects (government or otherwise) to be proposed and carried out only by BCPM registered members.
  • Nonetheless, it is also important to note that project owners (government or otherwise) may voluntarily choose for their projects to be proposed and carried out by BCPM registered members only – as is the case for a few countries with their BCPM equivalent (and often with the addition of ISO conditions). 

5. The Board needs to be neutral:

To ensure acceptance by the ICT community, industry and the public in general, the Board needs to be neutral at all levels and it has to be seen to be so:
  • This has to be in terms of its composition (the President and executive members), the decisions it makes, its actions, etc.
  • Neutrality, impartiality and independence of the Board are also strict pre-conditions to qualify for signing the Seoul Accord. 

6. The Board needs to be sustainable:

Like all other Boards of Professionals, BCPM has to be financially sustainable (after a possible initial grant from the Government). This would typically be from fees from accreditation exercises, subscriptions from registered members, and from several professional activities.

The Seoul Accord

As mentioned, one of the main reasons for establishing BCPM is to be able to sign the Seoul Accord. Established in December 2008, the Seoul Accord is a multi-lateral mutual recognition agreement among agencies responsible for the accreditation or recognition of undergraduate computing and IT related programmes.

The Seoul Accord's vision is to become recognised internationally as a leader in defining and promulgating standards and guidelines for the academic preparation of computing professionals. The Seoul Accord is non-governmental and is not affiliated with any country.

The Seoul Accord has since become the international authority on quality assurance and the promotion and development of best practices for the improvement of education in the computing and IT-related professions. The Accord establishes the equivalence in terms of outcomes relative to the preparation for professional practice. [More details (in particular, for governance and graduate attributes) are available at http://goo.gl/nXBwb ]

One of the many benefits of signing the Seoul Accord is that the agreement and the resulting standard that it creates allows the Malaysian public and private sector to recruit with confidence computing or Information Technology workers from around the world with accredited degrees.

It also helps graduates from Malaysian institutions of higher learning who want to work or study abroad be recognised world-wide if Malaysia is a signatory.

The accredited degrees here refer to those that comply with the standards of the curricula and targeted graduate attributes as stipulated by the Seoul Accord, which establishes an internationally recognised ‘desired’ level of quality of programmes and graduates.

Currently there are eight signatories, the British Computer Society, Australian Computer Society, Canadian Information Processing Society, ABET Inc (USA), JABEE (Japan), ABEEK (Republic of Korea), HKIE (Hong Kong) and IEET (Taiwan).

 The signatories to the Accord need to be authorities, agencies, or institutions that are representative of the computing and IT-related community and that have statutory powers or recognised professional authority for accrediting/recognising programmes designed to satisfy the academic requirements for professional computing and IT-related practice within a defined jurisdiction (e.g. country, economy, geographic region).

In Malaysia, by tradition and practice, a Bill is required to empower/accord a body as such. 



1) General Questions

 2) Part 1: The need for Certification of Professionals and to sign the Seoul Accord

There has always been a strong desire to make our Computing/ICT graduates have a professional status (akin to engineers, medical doctors, accountants, etc.) as well as be internationally recognised as such. Three points are very relevant here:
  • The best way to achieve both is to sign the Seoul Accord (equivalent to the Washington Accord for engineering), which will not only enforce the maintenance of the required level to be considered professionals, but it also provides a status that is recognised worldwide.
  • However, all signatories of the Seoul Accord need to have a Board (or Society or any entity) that is equivalent to the proposed BCPM, which will have to be accorded the necessary authority and be responsible to audit and accredit Computing/ICT programmes, to register professional members, and to regulate them.
  • It is important to note that with the professional status comes a considerably high degree of responsibility, especially in terms of a guarantee of quality and accountability.

Sunday, April 22, 2012

Speech By Tun Dr Mahathir Bin Mohamad At The Inaugural Launch Of OSDC.my And Open Source Industry Global Linkage At Berjaya Times Square Monday, 1 June, 2009


Tun Dr Mahathir Bin Mohamad At The Inaugural Launch Of OSDC.my And Open Source Industry Global Linkage At Berjaya Times Square Monday, 1 June, 2009

Speech By Tun Dr Mahathir Bin Mohamad At The Inaugural Launch Of OSDC.my And Open Source Industry Global Linkage At Berjaya Times Square Monday, 1 June, 2009

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Speech By Tun Dr Mahathir Bin Mohamad At The Inaugural Launch Of OSDC.my And Open Source Industry Global Linkage At Berjaya Times Square Monday, 1 June, 2009


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SPEECH BY

TUN DR MAHATHIR BIN MOHAMAD

AT THE INAUGURAL LAUNCH OF OSDC.MY

AND OPEN SOUCE INDUSTRY GLOBAL LINKAGE

AT BERJAYA TIMES SQUARE

MONDAY, 1 JUNE, 2009

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 1.         Firstly I would like to thank OSDC.my for inviting me to this dinner and also to talk on a subject about which I cannot claim to know much.

 2.         I am 84 years of age, too old to learn new things.  It is an embarrassment.  I was among those who suggested Linux open source years ago.  I had almost forgotten about it.  And now you tell me you have an Open Source Development Club here in Malaysia.  I read your brief Charter on OSDC.my.  I must admit I can hardly understand it.

 3.         You talk in an entirely new language which I have difficulty in understanding.  This is made worse by the frequent use of acronyms which I always fail to remember what they represent.

 4.         I am amazed at the use of such words and terms like Foxie, Ubuntu, GNU, Perl, Ruby, Phyton, Fedora and many others, which are  the names of animals, precious stones and clothing – it goes to show that technology creators can be whimsical and relate to the mundane and the ordinary.  How else can a sophisticated thing like a computer be called Apple.  Then you have search engines called Yahoo and Google.

 5.         But the speed of progress in the information age is mind-boggling if we take for example the development of the telephone.  The cellular phone which initially was to be a replacement for a limited range radio phone is today a computer, a calculator, a TV and Internet receiver and dispatcher, a camera and about everything else that we can imagine an electronic equipment can do.  Its range now covers the whole globe, and the sound is fantastically clear.  It once saved a man’s life from a tiger attack because he could call for help with his versatile cellular phone.  I would have been eaten by the tiger because I don’t carry my cellular.  I depend on my staff.

 6.         The knowledge that we can access through the computer are limitless.  It is said that we can study for a post graduate degree simply by owning a computer.  Though not computer-savvy I have found the computer invaluable for verifying historical facts and data about almost any event that had taken place centuries ago or yesterday.

 7.         But like all things available to men, knowledge and its acquisition can be for evil as much as for the good.  The blogs for example can be used to demonize people, scare and frighten them and create panic.  The SMS can be used for similar purposes.

 8.         But we know how useful they can be for making the truth known and for individuals to air their views and feelings freely.

 9.         I was told by some people a long time ago that when we use the Internet, whatever you do or write would be recorded in some far away place.  There is no secrecy.  Since the Government was using the Internet a lot, it was frightening to think that some foreign persons would know all our so-called confidential records and correspondence.

 10.       Being na├»ve I suggested that we develop our own operating system.  I think a lot of savvy Government staff tried hard but got nowhere.   There apparently is no bypassing the Internet.

 11.       Then some started talking about Linux, about open source.  This opened up a lot of mind-boggling use of the computer.  Seems that everyone can develop software etc. etc.

 12.       At that stage I gave up.

 13.       Now you are telling me about the Global Open Source development Club.  I do not think I am qualified to be a member.

 14.       Still I appreciate the expertise and the knowledge that comes with it.

 15.       I was in Korea a few days back and I was amazed at this one-time hermit nation which has made use of modern technology to achieve what I would call wonders which changed its image completely.  Korea has the biggest percentage of people who are computer savvy.  They have trained a huge member of IT engineers so that Samsung, a name we have only recently become familiar with is now technologically as advanced as Sony Corporation. 

 16.       Under the Look East policy we have a number of young Malaysians studying engineering in Korea.  One of them had recently topped the class despite having to listen to lectures in Korean but read textbooks in English.

 17.       Japan’s development was very fast but the Koreans are faster.  Japan started its modernization during the Meiji Period more than 100 years ago.  Korea started to modernize only after World War II.  For the Koreans Japan is the benchmark.  They want to hit the benchmark, even go beyond it to become the benchmark for the world.  I think we can use Korea as a benchmark.

 18.       I have always believed that we can do what others can do.  When I asked the girl who topped the class, she had a simple answer for me.  “Malaysia Boleh” she said.

 19.       So we can. We can do what the Koreans or the Japanese can do.  All we need really is determination and the willingness to learn and do things repeatedly until we master them.  If we fail the first time we must try again, and again and again.  Believe me in the end you will succeed.

 20.       I may not be computer savvy but I believe the sum total of my knowledge today is far more than what it was before the Internet, Yahoo and Google.

 21.       I bought an Encyclopedia Britannica computer disc.  How silly.  Yahoo and Google can give me more information than the Encyclopedias.  And accessing the info is easier also.  Truly nobody should plead ignorance about anything now as you can get to know things via the computer.

 22.       So my congratulation to the OSDC.my.  Keep on enlarging your circle and all your knowledge and ideas for the open source.  Malaysia cannot but benefit from it.

Tuesday, February 7, 2012

OSDC.my Links And Archive Websites, Blogs And Social Networks

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