[PLUG] [OT] Re: Government Sponsored Vendor lock

Mayuresh mayuresh at acm.org
Tue Jul 27 21:08:54 PDT 2010


On Tue, Jul 27, 2010 at 02:10:24PM +0530, Ganesh Gajare wrote:
> 2010/7/27 शंतनू <shantanoo at gmail.com>
> 
> > On Monday 26 July 2010 10:24 AM, Mithun Shitole wrote:
> >
> >> Hi,
> >>    Engineering, Diploma etc. admissions processes are online. The website
> >> for it is dte.org.in . Unfortunately Technical board doesn't seems to
> >> care about users who don't use IE. When you go to
> >> http://www.dte.org.in/FE2010/StaticPages/Default.aspx , this is what it
> >> says: "Sorry, this Application is Supported only on IE6, IE7 & IE8" .
> >> Same applies when Diploma admission link is visited. I think this is clear
> >> case of vendor locking. Is there any way to protest?
> >>
> >> Thanks and regards,
> >> Mithun,
> >> http://blog.imithun.in

A few days back there was a similar thread on income tax return filing
working only with MS Office. No amount of writing mails to authorities has
helped.

Don't know whether a PIL (public interest litigation) is a way to awaken
the system.

Mayuresh.



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