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Technetra: Interview: Are You Ready to Rock?--An interview with Michael Tiemann

Nov 19, 2004, 08:30 (0 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Rahul Chopra, Robert Adkins, Alolita Sharma)

[ Thanks to Technetra for this link. ]

"How do you see the official Indian approach to open source which claims to be neutral?

"I am still learning. This is my first visit, however, when people tell me that their policy is to be neutral, I take what I think is a responsibly skeptical approach. You know 'What do you mean by neutral? What is the real benefit you are looking for' Some people claim to be technology or policy neutral and it's not really true. But at the same time, I don't think that the Indian government owes us anything. I think it is our responsibility to understand what the challenges are, to understand the opportunities and then to successfully advocate for that. If the government is willing to listen and we have something to say I am sure that something will happen..."

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