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The Indian Express: India Sits on the Fence in Open Source Debate

Apr 28, 2004, 01:45 (0 Talkback[s])

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"The country's official policy on software remains vendor, platform and technology neutral, tough reports claim developing countries need open source and free software more than the developed world.

"'We are not mandating anything, not making anything compulsory. We are for the market place to decide which is better,' says a Department of IT official on the Central government's decision not to take sides in the open source versus proprietary software debate..."

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