ReallyLinux: Linux in Asia: A Divergent Reality
Oct 14, 2004, 02:30 (1 Talkback[s])
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"A key driving factor for India's success and the uncanny and
very astute decisions made at governing levels is to embrace Open
Source and Linux without losing any footing regarding the
proprietary software market.
"Linux is pervasive in India to the point in which students at
top national academies are grounding their software engineering
skills on the Linux OS. Today, almost seven out of ten requests I
receive for guidance using Linux come from India.
"Yet, there is a major dissimilarity between the software
technology boom in India and the industry in China. Why...?"