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NewsForge: Linux Thrives in Left-Leaning Kerala

“Kerala, a tiny coastal state in south India, is a site of
significant popularity of free software and GNU/Linux. What lessons
can Kerala teach other areas about using free and open source
software?

“Kerala, as a state, is strongly grounded in principles of
socialism. Most of the educated middle class is leftist, at least
in principle. The state is credited with a near 100% literacy rate
and better social statistics than most of the rest of the
country…”

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