"Linux or open source seems to thrive wherever Left governments
rule. And as Kerala schools log Microsoft out and boot open source
systems, Linux world is buzzing with excitement over possibilities
in the communist-ruled states. Though West Bengal and Tripura have
to go whole hog to adopt a free software model, ideological
closeness is more than evident.
"Kerala, most insiders' feel, is turning out to be Richard
Stallman's happiest hunting ground. His personal vibes with
Velikakathu Sankaran Achuthanandan, even from VS's pre-chief
minister era, are in play..."