October 10, 2002

India moving to Linux

"The plan is to establish Linux in Indian academic institutions as well as throughout central and state government offices. India's business sector also likely to move to Linux for its lower costs and to employ the Linux skills developed in the large Indian IT workforce.

As a developing country, India feels the bite of expensive proprietary software licenses much more acutely than other countries with mature economies. Enforcing intellectual property rights -- as India has pledged to do -- will spur its takeup of Linux open source software."

Link: The Inquirer


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