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The Uzbek-Korean forum on FOSS was held In Tashkent


July 15, 2016 The Ministry for development of information technologies and communications of the Republic of Uzbekistan in cooperation with the National Agency for the development of the IT industry of the Republic of Korea (NIPA) organized Uzbek-Korean forum on open source software (FOSS) in Tashkent

As well, Korea Trade-Investment Promotion Agency (KOTRA), Centre for Development of "Electronic government" system, the Tashkent University of Information Technologies and Inha University in Tashkent participated like co-organizers of the forum.
The forum was organized in the framework of the priorities of the economic program of the Republic of Uzbekistan for 2016, in order to study the best practices of the Republic of Korea in the use of free and open source software (FOSS) in the e-government system, as well as the development of the domestic software market production.
At the forum, it was noted that Uzbekistan pays great attention to the development of ICT, the government clearly marked that further stable development of the national economy is not possible without the widespread introduction of digital technologies in various spheres of social and economic life of society and sectors of the real economy.
Experts and Agency experts NIPA, the Korean National Information Society Agency and the NIA, academics and entrepreneurs of the Republic of Korea made presentations. Also, NIPA President, mister Yoon Jong Lok participated in the forum.
On the Uzbek side the event was attended by representatives of ministries and departments, members of the academic and business communities in the field of ICT, as well as software developers Uzbekistan.
During the forum, participants discussed the use of FOSS and global trends in this area. In particular, the participants examined the experience of the Republic of Korea in the use of FOSS in e-government and education. We discussed the prospects of cooperation and expanding the use of FOSS.
The participants also considered the application of the strategy of FOSS in the creation of intelligent systems, the experience of Korean companies on the use of FOSS. The Korean side presented an overview of the open solutions for the organization of interaction of state bodies in Uzbekistan.
FOSS - kind of software (software), which is both free (binaries are available for free) and open (source code is available for free and can be changed).
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