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Vietnam Professional Linux User Group

by kevmille last modified 2007-08-22 10:13

Vietnam Professional Linux User Group (ViPLUG)

ViPLUG LogoThe Vietnam Professional Linux User Group (ViPLUG) is an organization made up of professionals interested in implementing and deploying Linux and open source software in the business, governmental and/or educational environment in Vietnam.

ViPLUG's goal is to promote Open Source Technology as an alternative to propriety operating systems and software.

The Vietnam Professional Linux User Group was formed on July 10, 2007, by Kevin Miller, Jr., from the Saigon Linux Group, and Vo Ha Quang Dinh from the Saigon Institute of Information Communications Technology with support from GHP Far East Company, Ltd.

The first meeting was held on August, 18, 2007, at Zenta Coffee shop (Invitation Only).  Nine people showed up to the first meeting.

Topics discussed at the first meeting:

  • Introduction and Mission of ViPLUG (Kevin Miller - Saigon Linux Group)
  • Translating Open Source Manuals into Vietnam (Vo Ha Quang Dinh - Saigon ICT and Kevin Miller - SLG)
    • Proposal for IDG to publish Linuxworld in Vietnam
  • Grant Proposals to set up Linux Labs and Mirrors in Vietnam (Kevin Miller - SLG)
  • Virtualization with XenSource (Anthony Fernandes - GHP Far East)
  • Using OpenPGP and Encryption (Anthony Fernandes - GHP Far East)
    • Exchange PGP Keys
  • Ideas to promote Linux in Vietnam (Vinh Nguyen - FPT)
The next meeting will be held in early October, 2007.

Please contact the Saigon Linux Group for more information.


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