The Economic Times: Govt Move On to Let in Linux
Dec 27, 2002, 15:24 (8 Talkback[s])
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"The government of India has started taking precise,
wide-reaching steps to usher in a Linux wave in India.
"And that cannot be good news for proprietary software vendors
like Microsoft. Yesterday, the IT ministry had a meeting of around
70 people, from companies like HP, IBM, Sun and TCS, government
agencies like BARC and CDAC, state governments like Kerala, West
Bengal and MP to evolve a level playing field for Linux vis-a-vis
proprietary software (read Microsoft).
"All the IITs too were represented at the meeting that went on
for 4 hours.
"There was consensus in the meeting that Linux was a secure,
robust and cost-effective system..."