Is Microsoft "Pulling an EDGI" on Kerala?
Jan 05, 2009, 21:33 (4 Talkback[s])
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"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,"
"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,