[PLUG] [OT] Re: Government Sponsored Vendor lock
mayuresh at acm.org
Thu Jul 29 00:44:08 IST 2010
On Wed, Jul 28, 2010 at 11:51:37PM +0530, Mayuresh wrote:
> If at all there are some positive indicators - at least a small subset of
> countless political parties and some state Govts in India have shown
> inclination to adoption of FOSS in Govt. (Lost the links on this though
> will recover and post a few later).
Sorry about the length of the mail. The purpose is to just show a ray of
hope that all is not lost for FOSS in our political / Govt system.
I used to follow news of adoption of FOSS in Govts. Just did a fresh
survey through web searches to compile this, as this topic is on:
Kerala Govt: Very strong adoption:
"Each MLA from Kerala to get Ubuntu laptop"
Heartening to see secretariat, Police and various other departments' staff
being trained on Linux, open office etc.
http://www.itmission.kerala.gov.in/ (See FOSS section)
Kerala Electricity Board runs on FOSS
"Govt decided to use only Linux operating system, the open-source free software, in the computers installed in 3,650 schools"
Maharshtra - well not exactly a positive news
Well at least this site is there:
News from political parties:
"Ubuntu to be standard BJP desktop"
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