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

“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.”