Seven Indian entities from the private and public sectors are planning to use the Linux operating system to run Oracle applications â at much lower cost than with any other OS. The cost saving for government-owned Central Bank of India would be 30 percent ($4 million per year). Some Indian state governments too are keen to use open source software. The Indian President APJ Abdul Kalam has publicly supported open source technology. Linux companies, Red Hat (for instance), are opening offices in the country.
February 21, 2004