The Commission on Information and Communications Technology (CICT) was quoted by the inq7.net regarding the proposed ICT Roadmap. Advocating low-cost computing and access to the Internet that favor the underprivileged sectors, CICT Chairman Ramon Sales said that the new ICT roadmap will push free and open source software “as an alternative to pirated commercial software.”
The blurb of the story is as follows: http://news.inq7.net/infotech/index.php?index=1&story_id=78821
ICT roadmap pushes low-cost computing, Internet access
First posted 11:27pm (Mla time) June 11, 2006
By Erwin Lemuel Oliva, INQ7.net
The new Philippine information and communications technology (ICT) roadmap wants to provide Filipinos with lower-cost computing and affordable Internet access.
The new ICT roadmap, which is government’s guide in policy-making, is also pushing new and existing projects related to providing universal access to ICT in the country.
Presenting the new ICT roadmap, Commission on Information and Communications Technology Chairman Ramon Sales said that Filipinos need to have access to basic government services, information and quality education through the use of appropriate and affordable ICT technologies.