FOSS Open Standards/About the Author

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 FOSS Open Standards 

ForewordPrefaceList of AcronymsIntroductionImportance and Benefits of Open StandardsStandard-Setting and Open StandardsSome Important Open StandardsComparison of File FormatsStandards and Internationalization/Localization of SoftwarePatents in StandardsThe Linux Standard BaseGovernment/National Open Standards Policies and InitiativesConclusionAnnexure: Comments on RAND, as seen from both sidesGlossaryAbout the AuthorAcknowledgementsAbout APDIPAbout IOSN

The author has been in the ICT industry for over 16 years and is experienced in networking protocols, internetworking and information security issues. He participates actively in Malaysian ICT organizations, in particular, MNCC (Malaysian National Computer Confederation) and PIKOM (Association of the Computer and Multimedia Industry of Malaysia). He has been involved in numerous MNCC and PIKOM events and initiatives and has represented both bodies in various Government committees, working groups and task forces on subject matters like the Internet, ICT security, IT standards and FOSS, at both the national and international levels.

The author participates actively in local standardization activities being a member of several technical committees and working groups for IT standards in the Malaysia. He currently works as an independent consultant in the areas of FOSS deployment and information systems security.

He is also the co-author of the Linux Desktop User Guide published by the International Open Source Network (IOSN), an initiative under the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP).