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The Financial Express: Comrades Open Windows to linux

Oct 10, 2006, 03:00 (2 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by M Sarita Varma, Indranil Chakraborty, Pragati Verma, M Sarita Varma)

"Linux or open source seems to thrive wherever Left governments rule. And as Kerala schools log Microsoft out and boot open source systems, Linux world is buzzing with excitement over possibilities in the communist-ruled states. Though West Bengal and Tripura have to go whole hog to adopt a free software model, ideological closeness is more than evident.

"Kerala, most insiders' feel, is turning out to be Richard Stallman's happiest hunting ground. His personal vibes with Velikakathu Sankaran Achuthanandan, even from VS's pre-chief minister era, are in play..."

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