Financial Express: Linux Thrust: Full Utilisation Of Free Software Outlined
Feb 28, 2003, 19:00 (7 Talkback[s])
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"In what may be bad news for propriety software companies like
Microsoft, the government of India is actively exploring the
possibility of building its information infrastructure on free
(open source) software such as Linux.
"According to the pre-budget Economic Survey 2002-03 tabled in
Parliament on Thursday, a remarkable phenomenon of recent years is
the increased adoption of high quality 'free software' which has
become available internationally.
"'The use of free software reduces costs, reduces computer
security threats, puts full control in Indian hands, and fosters
the development of Indian skills in building new technology,' it