Tuesday, March 8, 2011

2011 Sarawak Open Source Competition

Students from Institutions of Higher Learning are invited to participate in this competition organized by Sarawak Information Systems Sdn. Bhd.(SAINS).

Submit your Open Source Solution!

2011 Open Source Competition begins at March 2011 and the closing date for the competition is 5th May,2011.

First Prize -------->RM 3,000 cash
Second Prize ------->RM 1,500 cash
Third Prize -------->RM 500 cash
Consolation Prizes-->3 x Prizes

*No entrance fee required.

Participants are required to implement a system using open source technology. The implementation should include analysis, design, development and deployment.The following components from the Open Source Community may be used:

3.1.1. Web and/ or application server
3.1.2. Database server
3.1.3. Web-based database tool
3.1.4. Versioning system
3.1.5. LDAP server
3.1.6. SMS gateway

3.2. The deployment of any of the above components must not have dependencies on any commercial products.

3.3. Any other open source technology can be used,where applicable.

3.4. Participants must make use of software(either readymade or created by the participant), to produce a workable solution. The usage of open source software should be clearly stated in the documentation.

3.5. Any APIs (Application Programming Interfaces) used must be non-proprietary and not belonging to any commercial product.


All participants will be given approximately 2 months (March 2011 – 5th May 2011) to implement (analysis, design, development and deployment) their solutions.

5.1. Deliverable Items

5.1.1. Project Summary

5.1.2. A workable system

5.2. Format of Project Summary

All participants must adhere to the following format for submission.

5.2.1. Participant details, which must include:

Full Name
I.C. Number
Postal address
Email address
Contact number
Institution Name

5.2.2. Name of the software

5.2.3. Description of the system, and its values to the intended audience (300 words max)

5.2.4. Solution Architecture (500 words max)

5.2.5. Functionalities and features, and their innovativeness and uniqueness (1,000 words max)

5.2.6. Future enhancements (if any) (300 words max)

5.2.7. Potential (300 words max)

5.2.8. References/Notes (300 words max)

6.1. Submission Closing Date: 5th May, 2011.

6.2. All entries or deliverable items are to be sent either in CD format and/or email access URL link to a hosted website to the following addresses:

6.2.1. E-mail address: opensource@sains.com.my

6.2.2. Postal address:

Sarawak Open Source Competition 2011
Sarawak Information Systems Sdn. Bhd.
Lot 369, Block 10 KCLD
Jalan Tun Ahmad Zaidi Adruce
93150 Kuching, Sarawak.


All submissions will be evaluated based on the following criteria:


7.3. Project Demonstration/ Presentation

7.3.1. If necessary, participants might be called to present their project to the evaluation panel at SAINS' Kuching office.

7.4. All participating entries shall be presented with a Certificate of Participation.

Email: opensource@sains.com.my

Sarawak Open Source Competition 2011

Mr. Allen Sim
c/o Sarawak Information Systems Sdn. Bhd.
Lot 9366 , Section 64 KTLD, Jalan Upland,
93620 Kuching, Sarawak.
Tel. No : (60) 82 426 733


Ms. Ellen Then
c/o Sarawak Information Systems Sdn. Bhd.
Lot 369, Block 10 KCLD
Jalan Tun Ahmad Zaidi Adruce
93150 Kuching, Sarawak.
Tel. No : (60) 82 234 008