['Ware -- crossposting]
Today's TOI has a editorial piece on Microsoft that mentions Linux
[that] could open one more front in Microsoft's ongoing war against
Linux, a free, open-source operating system. Mr Gates has been
dismissive of Linux, but other commentators are not so sanguine. As
the Economist recently noted, "Linux has limited the progress of
Windows in the server market, as governments and big firms have found
it to be not only less costly but more flexible and more secure."
While Mr Gates was still in India, Madhya Pradesh chief minister
Digvijay Singh announced that all of MP government's schemes would use
Linux software. In Mr Singh's words, it was not a question of
Microsoft versus Linux but of choosing between free software and a
Glad to see that Linux is being touted for openness and not just price
by the mainstream press too.
Raju Mathur raju(a)kandalaya.org http://kandalaya.org/
It is the mind that moves
I believe there is a dialogue between Vijayaraghavan and Achyut Shankar
in today's Malayala Manorama. I have not been able to see it. But,
apparently, there are a few misleading statements. I think we should
MP Opens Windows to Linux by ANIL SHARMA
TIMES NEWS NETWORK [ TUESDAY, NOVEMBER 19, 2002 01:42:20 AM ]
BHOPAL: Madhya Pradesh has shut the door on Bill Gates. The state
government schemes will use Linux software. Chief minister Digvijay Singh
personally conveyed this to Microsoft boss Bill Gates during an interaction
last week in New Delhi.
"For us it is not a question of Microsoft versus Linux. It is just a matter
of choosing between a free software and a monopoly. We feel that when we
are putting public information out in the open, then it should not be
through a proprietary software," Mr Singh told ET.
Nor is it merely a public vs private ideological battle. Germany and Latin
American countries, particularly Peru and Brazil, have opted for Linux
rather than proprietary software to bring down costs, which keep mounting
with successive upgrades in the case of proprietary software.
well,the story has been slashdotted, and the nerds there are busy
contemplating what Mr Gate's face would have looked like when Mr Singh
said NO on his face
This one was posted there
On Tue, 2002-11-19 at 20:29, Russell McOrmond wrote:
> He forgot the link:
> Great to hear! Looking forward to something in WB --- have you all
> contacted your representatives?
> On 19 Nov 2002, Sayamindu Dasgupta wrote:
> > -----Forwarded Message-----
> > From: Mahesh T Pai <paivakil(a)vsnl.net>
> > To: Friends of FSF <fsf-friends(a)gnu.org.in>
> > Subject: [Fsf-friends] Madhya Pradesh says no to proprietary s/w
> > Date: 19 Nov 2002 19:01:21 +0530
> > Today's Economic Times carries a front page single column boxed item
> > which says that the Chief Minister of Madhya Pradesh has personally
> > conveyed to Bill Gates that his Operating systems will not be used in
> > the government coz. the government is not interested in using
> > restrictive software.
Sayamindu Dasgupta [ http://www.peacefulaction.org/sayamindu/ ]
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Today's Economic Times carries a front page single column boxed item
which says that the Chief Minister of Madhya Pradesh has personally
conveyed to Bill Gates that his Operating systems will not be used in
the government coz. the government is not interested in using
Mahesh T Pai.