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MIF to release first Open Source Software
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May '08
The Multilateral Investment Fund (MIF) of the Inter-American Development Bank announced the release of its first Open Source Software, aimed at increasing the dissemination of ICT solutions.

The Proveeduría Virtual y Logística (PVL) software was developed within the framework of the ICT Innovation for e-Business and Small and Medium-Sized Enterprises Development (ICT4BUS) by the National Retailers Association of Colombia, FENALCO.

The PVL supports the development of more efficient distribution channels through an Internet based platform. During the pilot stage of the project nearly 1,800 retailers in Colombia were actively using the platform and over 60 large distributors or providers as well as transportation services had been involved.

An adapted version of the software is being implemented by the Retailer Association of Bogotá, with its 4,200 members, one of the largest retailer associations of Colombia.

The MIF instituted a Open Source licensing policy for ICT solutions and services developed with funding from the ICT4BUS program aimed at facilitating their dissemination.

“This is a significant achievement in the area of ICT solutions aimed at the private sector in Latin America and the Caribbean”, said Antonio Ca' Zorzi, the team leader of the ICT4BUS Program. “The ICT4BUS program is helping to develop a portfolio of ICT solutions and services that can be replicated in other countries or sectors.

Adopting an OpenSource model for the software will enable other organizations in the Region to use and adapt software to the needs of their own micro, small and medium sized firms, whom they serve. The Program also provides funding for cross-border technology transfer of these solutions.”

As demonstrated by current ICT4BUS projects, Open Source software is becoming a viable licensing model for software sold as a service rather than packaged solution.

Inter-American Development Bank

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