Call for OSS Case Studies Submissions for OSS Case Study Awards 2008

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Call for OSS Case Studies Submissions for OSS Case Study Awards 2008

OSCC is calling for submission for OSS case studies for the purpose of knowledge sharing. The best case studies for each region will also be eligible for the regional OSS Case Study Awards at upcoming OSS Accelerated Adoption Seminars to held.

The case studies are for the following solution categories:

* Desktop
* Infrastructure
* Application


Desktop solutions are PC applications to enhance user productivity. Can include a complete OSS desktop replacement such as Ubuntu or Fedora Linux for end users, or it can be deployment and usage of applications such as, Firefox web browser, GIMP for graphics etc.

Infrastructure – Applications which provide basic computing services

Infrastructure solutions involve back-end services such as email, DNS, web servers, firewall, printer servers, file servers, backup and other networking services.


Application solutions which implement specific solutions to address business needs such as a web application for the public to look up important records or fill in forms electronically.

Submission Template

A template and an example is attached to this email announcement. It is recommended that the main sections are kept as is, however additional sub-sections can be added. Submissions in Bahasa Malaysia are also accepted provided that they follow the same sections. English is encouraged, as these case studies will also be used to showcase and share Malaysian implementations to an international audience.

Submission Deadlines

The submission deadlines for each region are as follows:

* April 28th - Central Region
KL, Selangor, Negeri Sembilan, Melaka, Johor

* May 19th - East Malaysia
Sarawak, Sabah

* June 16th - Northern Region
Kedah, Pulau Pinang, Perlis, Perak

* August 18th - East Cost
Terengganu, Kelantan, Pahang

NOTE: Finalists will be able to update their submissions for national awards in November, date of which will be announced.

Scoring for Awards

Scoring is based on 4 criteria, with points assigned of 1-5, with higher scores being better. These are addressed directly in questions in the case study template.

1. Innovation (1-5)

This criteria measures innovation and creativity. This includes business processes, change management as well as implementation and development of technical solutions.

2. Impact (1-5)

This criteria measures the impact the solution has in terms of number of users, local vs international and also in terms of value.

3. Quality/Recognition (1-5)

This criteria measures the quality of the solution, this may include adherence to web standards, architecture design and also recognition from users. It also includes any recognition the project has had from users and other government awards.

4. Knowledge Sharing/Products (1-5)

This criteria measures how much knowledge the agency has made available for others, this includes seminars and presentations, technical and non-technical (guides) documentation etc. on the agency website or through other means including OSS project websites.

Panel consists of MAMPU-BDPICT and OSCC.


3 finalists will be selected and awarded for each solution category, for each region.

All case study submissions, however will be compiled and uploaded to OSCC's website. Selected case studies may also be compiled into a publication.


All public sector government agencies and public institutes of higher learning (IPTA) are eligible.


Please submit enquiries and case studies, to khairil (at) before the deadline for your region. If the case study files are too large tosend by email, please provide a link.

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