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Linux India: Open Source Software lures Talent-Rich, Resource-Poor South Asians

Sep 14, 1999, 14:35 (6 Talkback[s])

"Welcome to South Asia. This talent-rich, resource-poor powerhouse of immense software skills, finds its abilities recognised across the globe. But it also finds itself ironically unable to afford the prices of 'legal' software that it very badly needs for itself."

" How does one get out of such a bind? Piracy is no long-term solution. Young Indian engineers and computer scientists are looking deeply at an unusual solution that has recently arrived on the scene and is fast growing popular. It traces its origins to distant Finland, and is an operating system called Linux, part of the Open Source Software campaign globally."

"Linux is a developers heaven," says G.Sagar (24), a software developer and web-designer from New Bombay."

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