.."nginx continues to grow strongly, increasing its market share by 1
percentage point. It gains around 2.5 million sites this month, mostly
due to more activity seen by the survey on blogging provider NetEase.
nginx is also used by Wordpress.com, where Netcraft saw 180,000 more
active blogs this month..."
Story at http://news.netcraft.com/
"What is nginx?
Nginx [engine x] — it’s HTTP-server and IMAP/POP3-proxy server written
by Igor Sysoev. According to Netcraft in May 2009 nginx served or
proxied 3.25% busiest sites. Nginx has been running for more than four
years on many heavily loaded Russian sites like vkontakte.ru or
rambler.ru. I think it’s enough. You can find a lot of theoretical
information below in useful links. .."
Released under http://www.nginx.org/LICENSE
May be this is a bit old issue, but I just saw it now, that the e-filing
of income tax returns is all about filling things in MS-Excel.
The site offers .xls files with macros and all that, which has the
specified forms of filing the data in MS-Excel. and uploading it.
The ideal way to respond would be with the .ods files with all those
things as in .xls . Now the .xls files are opening correctly on
openoffice and hopefully it should be ok to convert it to .ods. But it
would be great if some one familiar with the tax forms can check and
make sure .ods too works fine. The site offers the schema too. Even
if we could convert those to .ods successfully, the government should be
ready to accept the .ods files too. I haven't yet checked the whole
process of efiling.
Has this been on discussion before? the site is offering "Excel Utility"
and "Pdf Utility" even for the Assessment year 2007-2008. Also i heard
the last date for this year 09-10 is july end or so.. pretty late it
Moreover i see the "Pdf Utility" given there(for eg:) is even
un-viewable on all the pdf viewers i have. As i open it says to use a
later version of adobe pdf viewer.
Hope to know more about anything that can be done.
On Wed, Jul 15, 2009 at 12:20 AM, Mohit Singh<gmohitsingh(a)gmail.com> wrote:
> I have said it earlier and this is my second reminder that the Redmond
> Codelifter has started 'open source' and can very well be on this
> mailing list with full right to be here! PLEASE draft a policy to keep
> it out or stop bashing it!
"Over the years, Microsoft statements toward open-source software have
ranged from derision and threats to mollification and even cautious
Microsoft's Thursday announcement of a significantly more
accommodating approach to open-source programmers is just the latest
refinement of the company's ambivalence. At the same time that
Microsoft's new arrangement opens up previously secret specifications
and protocols for use in open-source software, it also insists that
companies planning on distributing or using that software need a
Story at http://news.cnet.com/8301-13580_3-9876187-39.html
So long as it promotes or reproduces proprietary, non-free licenses,
many of us should refresh our pledge to fight against the corporate.
If Open Source/Free Software champions have succeeded in impressing
upon the corporate to work in favour of Free Software or Open Source,
we would be doing them a disservice by preferring to keep quiet !!
http://fosscomm.in/HallOfShame needs to enlarge its scope.
For instance, http://nrega.nic.in/ is the portal designed and
developed by NIC for Ministry of Rural Development.
http://nrega.nic.in/user_manual_nrega.pdf is its user manual, where,
even MoRD tries to explain what is meant by "Microsoft technologies
and open technologies".
Examples like these not only expose the linkages that Microsoft have
with NIC and MoRD, but also intimates us the ineffectiveness of
Ministry of Information Technology in endorsing open standards, even
for public utilities that have a national presence. I am afraid
whether appeals before MIT would remain appeals only, as these kind of
stealth-actions go undisturbed with the help of national public
How do we counter these kind of subversive activities in the most
effective manner ? Whom are we going to approach ? Most importantly,
how are we going to document these subversive activities in our Hall
of Shame ?