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Financial Express: Linux Thrust: Full Utilisation Of Free Software Outlined

Feb 28, 2003, 19:00 (7 Talkback[s])

"In what may be bad news for propriety software companies like Microsoft, the government of India is actively exploring the possibility of building its information infrastructure on free (open source) software such as Linux.

"According to the pre-budget Economic Survey 2002-03 tabled in Parliament on Thursday, a remarkable phenomenon of recent years is the increased adoption of high quality 'free software' which has become available internationally.

"'The use of free software reduces costs, reduces computer security threats, puts full control in Indian hands, and fosters the development of Indian skills in building new technology,' it said..."

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