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The Economic Times: Govt Move On to Let in Linux

Dec 27, 2002, 15:24 (8 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Prasenjit Bhattacharya)

"The government of India has started taking precise, wide-reaching steps to usher in a Linux wave in India.

"And that cannot be good news for proprietary software vendors like Microsoft. Yesterday, the IT ministry had a meeting of around 70 people, from companies like HP, IBM, Sun and TCS, government agencies like BARC and CDAC, state governments like Kerala, West Bengal and MP to evolve a level playing field for Linux vis-a-vis proprietary software (read Microsoft).

"All the IITs too were represented at the meeting that went on for 4 hours.

"There was consensus in the meeting that Linux was a secure, robust and cost-effective system..."

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