A software application created by a group of developers, or a software application created by thousands of developers? Just as there are countless developers and users working to improve the security of open source software, so are there just as many innovating new features and enhancements to those products.
It is very obvious that an application demanded by a vendor cannot be a complete package but at the same time a product develop by thousands of developers keeping in view different aspects if its usability would definitely be a complete thing. That technical superiority is typically the primary reason enterprises choose open source software.
Just to aware people about the importance of Open source technologies in Pakistan OSFP having a team of IT experts is trying to make a difference by promoting Open Source Technologies. As part of the goal Open Source Foundation of Pakistan in collaboration with Bahria University Islamabad and Higher Education Commission, conducted a one day summit on Open Source Technologies on 18th Dec 2015.
The aim of the summit was to gather leaders from the IT industry with the focus to enhance the linkages between the academia and industry. The industrial delegation met with the Rector Bahria University Islamabad Vice Admiral Tanveer Faiz HI(M) (Retired), Principal Bahria University Islamabad Campus, Dean Engineering and HOD Computer Engineering. All parties affirmed their support for the development of Pakistan’s economy by efficiently utilizing the resources of IT Industry. A development of a curriculum review committee comprising of leading IT industrialist, technological experts and members from academia proposed to adapt the curriculum of universities which can compete in the global technology landscape.
The summit covered workshops from variety of open source domains including Cluster Computing, Cloud Computing, Web penetration and Network Security. The summit also included seminars about application of Open Source in Government, freelancing and early education technologies. The guest speakers included leaders from multiple industrial sectors including DG NADRA Technologies Mr. Saleem Rafiq, Mr. Asim Hussain MD PSEB, Brig. Dr. Ashraf Masood Dean MCS NUST, Mr. Tahir Mehmood Chaudry CEO Pakistan Institute of Entrepreneurs, Babar Zahoor Founder OSFP and Jahanzeb Arshad VP Operations NAYATEL.
These IT leaders shared their expertise and knowledge on how to use and develop the Open Source technologies in their keynote speeches. The students from engineering sciences of Bahria University as well as people from different industrial sectors actively participated in the training workshops and seminars.
The event concluded with the note of thanks by Dr. Faisal Aftab, Director ORIC Bahria University and followed by an award ceremony for the honorable guests.