|METI's OSS Policy Why OSS?|
|From the viewpoint of Security|
|Too much dependence on one SW is not secure|
|From the viewpoint of Appropriate Procurement|
|Increase viable alternatives|
|Procurement should be open to any new technology and company.|
|Neither mandatory nor obligatory procurement policy w/r/t OSS.|
|Market and users will decide after all the considerations.|
|From the viewpoint of Industrial Policy|
|To ensure Interoperability and Innovation|
|Consumer Electronics are among the most significant areas.|
|METI's Activities (Overview)|
|Improve OSS related software to be viable alternatives|
|Support for OSS Development and Deployment|
|Budget (Implemented by IPA)
|Feasibility Study for OSS Desktop Environment|
Compared to server or embedded systems, desktop OSS environment still needs various improvements for practical use.
•AIST (National Institute of Advanced Industrial Science and Technology) has initiated a pilot project by which AIST will get equipped with open source desktop environment in 2 years.
|Legal analysis on OSS licenses, especially on GPL (General Public License)|
|Cross Border Activities in ASIA|
|Support for Asia OSS Symposium|
|1st meeting: March 2003 in Phuket, Thailand.
2nd meeting: November 2003 in Singapore.
3rd meeting: March 2004 in Vietnam.