Department of Information Technology with inputs from Mr. Kumar Kaliyamoorthy 16/03/2019

A talk on “Free & Open Source Software (FOSS)"

As part of strengthening the relationship between Ibra College of technology and IT companies, ILC ,Department of IT In Association with ITA Muscat organised a talk on 5/3/19 , titled “Free & Open Source Software (FOSS)". The Speaker was Mr. Khalil Ibrahim Hamood Al-Maawali from ITA, Muscat.

Engineer Khalil pointed the importance of FOSS in Oman. He continued that FOSS development, education, and business potentials may appear as a phenomenon for the developed world, a sizable number of developing countries have implemented FOSS policies of their own. FOSS gives an opportunity to people to participate actively in the development and shaping of their own technology, stimulating the growth of indigenous software industries, creating local jobs, and lowering technology acquisition and deployment costs.

This session was attended by 3 sections of Advanced Diploma and Bachelor IT Students. It was very useful to them.

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