The OSRC also provides technical assistance to organizations interested in their computer networks’ migration from proprietary to open source software. Its projects are under various stages of planning, development, implementation and completion.
The OSRC estimates that the following migrations have saved the national exchequer over Rs. 36 million, which would otherwise have been lost to expensive proprietary software. Eleven more organizations are in the process to adopt open source.
1 Assistance to the Government of Pakistan’s Electronic Government Directorate for its Federal Government Data Center, Islamabad: Decision to provide Open Office to all EGD clients instead of MS Office
2 University of Arid Agriculture, Rawalpindi: Complete
3 Telephone Industries of Pakistan, Haripur: Migrated school laboratories
4 National Testing Service, Islamabad: Linux-based thin clients’ implementation
5 DDFC Group (Pvt.) Limited, Lahore: Complete
6 University of Engineering, Taxila: Assisted UET in developing a Linux laboratory
7 Programme Management Unit, Punjab Secretariat, Lahore: First phase completed
8 Sui Northern Gas Pipeline Limited, Lahore: First phase completed
9 COMSATS Institute of Information Technology, Abbottabad: Office suite and LAMP environment on 45 PCs
10 Haroon Textile Mills, Gujranwala: Deployed servers on OSS, proxy, e-mail, DNS, domain controller
11 Intellectual Property Organisation of Pakistan, Islamabad: Migrated desktops, operating system and office suite
12 International Islamic University’s library, Islamabad: Migrated desktops and server, operating system and open source Koha library software on one server and thirteen clients
13 Institute for Development Studies and Practices, Pakistan: Migrated entire regional and head offices, entire domain, desktops and servers
14 Punjab College of Information Technology, Faisalabad: Migrated computer laboratory on Linux with an Asterisk server
15 Askari Commercial Bank Limited, Islamabad: Set up a file server
16 Applied Excellence, Islamabad: Installed a mail and proxy server
17 Kohat University of Science & Technology: Migrated desktops, operating system, OpenCMS, OpenCRM and Open ERP on 50 PCs
18 Bahauddin Zakariya University, Multan: Migrated desktops, operating system, office suite, LAMP environment, OpenCMS, OpenCRM and Open ERP on 80 PCs
19 Ministry of Information and Broadcasting, IT Wing, Islamabad: Migrated desktops, operating system, and office suite
20 VisualSoft (Pvt.) Limited, Rawalpindi: Migrated severs, proxy, e-mail, DNS, and domain controller
21 National Database and Registration Authority, Islamabad: Deployed servers on open source software, proxy, e-mail, DNS, and domain controller
22 COMSATS, Wah Cantonment: Migrated its computer laboratory on Linux with a proxy and a DNS server
23 Pakistan State Oil: Convinced PSO to use Linux servers for its ERP implementation