[News] All Major Parties in India Support Free Software

[News] All Major Parties in India Support Free Software

Post by Roy Schest » Wed, 18 Mar 2009 08:40:56


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India's Main Opposition Party Backs Open Source

http://www.computerworlduk.com/community/blogs/index.cfm?entryid=1994&blogid=14

INDIA: FOSS campaigners upbeat about politicians stand on software

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| Indian prime minister-in-waiting and Opposition leader Lal Krishna Advani of
| the BJP has come out with a stand that is seen to strongly favour Free
| Software and Open Source, released here today. While politicians are known to
| be lavish with pre-poll promises, Open Source campaigners were upbeat over
| the development.
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http://www.linuxtoday.com/news_story.php3?ltsn=2009-03-16-010-35-OS

Microsoft is meanwhile back to crime in the Indian nation. This is major news.


Recent:

[ilugd] PM Office switches to Open Source Mailing Solution

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| Just read it this morning in TOI at page 7. PM Office has migrated to Linux
| based mailing solution. Its a great achievent for the Open Source Community
| in India.
|
| Here goes the complete report
|
| BUGGED Virus gripped PMO email for 3 months
| New Delhi: Email system of the Prime Minister Office was under the grip of
| a computer virus for three months last year forcing officials to replace the
| software. The technical glitch plagued the email communication system of the
| PMO, which was based on the Microsoft Outlook Express, from February to
| April in 2008.
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http://www.mail-archive.com/ilugd%40lists.linux-delhi.org/msg24356.html


PMO's email system infected for three months

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| E-mail system of the Prime Minister's Office was under the grip of a computer
| virus for three months last year forcing officials to replace the software.
|
| The technical glitch plagued the e-mail communication system of the PMO,
| which was based on the Microsoft Outlook Express, from February to April in
| 2008.
|
| Although the extent of damage was uncertain, the PMO said that most of the
| e-mails addressed to it were not received.
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http://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/India/PMOs-email-infected-for-3-months/articleshow/4266663.cms


A New Software Manifesto for India

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| A new voice is rising from the great democracy of India, and that voice is
| proclaiming that the only responsible choice for public sector software is
| software that is first and foremost available to the public-to read and
| understand, to modify and improve, and to share and redistribute. The
| campaign Public Software for Public Sector has published a Manifesto
| expressing their belief that free and open source software is a natural fit
| for the vibrant traditions of Indian democracy and its emphasis on sharing
| knowledge, and that the liberal licensing policies of such software are
| necessary to ensure that India can build a stronger economic base for the
| 21st century.
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http://opensource.org/node/411


Related:

IIT Bombay, Microsoft at loggerheads

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| The Indian Institute of Technology, Bombay, has taken strong objection to the
| fact that despite a "No" to OOXML by a majority of the Bureau of Indian
| Standardsmembers, the software giant "continued to make representations to
| the top Indian leadership (read Ministry of Consumer Affairs), pressuring
| them to change the Indian vote".
|
| The BIS represented India as a participating member of the ISO. Its LITD 15
| committee -- of which IIT-Bombay