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Yahoo News India: Big Blue Counters Gates' Offer for Indian Software

Dec 12, 2002, 14:30 (46 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Imran Qureshi)

[ Thanks to Vivek Malik for this link. ]

"After Microsoft chairman Bill Gates' lavish offerings for health, education and proprietary software, his company's biggest competitor IBM has offered to transform India into a software industry hub if it adopts the open source standard.

"The world's second largest software company that is also known as the Big Blue is offering to build 'enablement centres' for India to shift from being a mere software services powerhouse to a full-fledged software industry hub.

"'We are willing to invest heavily in the enablement centres based on what decision the government takes. It should standardise on open source and we will create centres for the software industry to flourish,' Amuj Goyal, vice president, solutions and strategy, IBM software group, told IANS..."

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