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..."