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From India with code

Jan 21, 2010, 07:32 (1 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Sam Varghese)

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"With its massive pool of programming talent, it is no wonder that India has taken pride of place among the countries competing to attract IT outsourcing.

"Yet when it comes to free and open source software, one finds India lagging way behind - there are relatively few Indians involved in this genre of software.

"And India, with its vast population, a considerable number of whom live in poverty, is one country that can really benefit from the uptake of free and open source software.

"At Australia's national Linux conference, an Indian face is rare - unless it's of someone who's already settled abroad."

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