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Is Microsoft "Pulling an EDGI" on Kerala?

Jan 05, 2009, 21:33 (4 Talkback[s])

[ Thanks to Jose_X for this link. ]

"ANIVAR Aravind, who led friendly protests in favour of Free software in India, told us last night that “Kerala is moving to Non Free Way again [...] 2 major supporters for Free Software in Govt is Removed by The Govt. (Leaded by Communist Party of India (Marxist)."

"This sounded familiar because Microsoft has a track record of tossing people out of their jobs if they don’t serve Microsoft's agenda [1, 2, 3] and diplomats are not particularly impressed by this behaviour. "Chief Ministers IT advisor and Arun M (Special Officer, ICFOSS & FSF India Secretary) is removed," tells Anivar.

"Anivar also says that "there is a move to Change IT Policy of the state." They have been trying this for a long time, even with the help of celebrities whom they attempted to hire [1, 2, 3, 4]."

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