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The Hindu: Free Software: Nothing is more appropriate for India

Jul 15, 2001, 12:00 (16 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Satish Babu)

India will start a Free Software Foundation this month, and this article goes into some friendly detail about the history of Unix, the GNU project, and Linux:

"During its initial days, a naive prejudice against Free Software was common; many assumed that Free Software would be incomplete, unsupported, whimsical and ineffective. Today, through practical experience, users are learning that this is not true; in fact, Free Software is gaining a reputation for being powerful and reliable. Free Software is used extensively today, and by all types of consumers, ranging from business and research institutions to governments."

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