Please reply to S Srinivasan <madraschap(a)yahoo.com>
I will also point out that the correct term is GNU/Linux and that Open
Source is different from Free Software (though both may be collectively
called a term which is gaining acceptance in South Asia too -- Free/Libre
and Open Source Software). FN
On Thu, 7 Nov 2002, S Srinivasan wrote:
Thanks for your mail. I have a few queries for the Indian LUGgers and other experts on
open source/free software. Could you kindly circulate this among your friends and ask them
to reply to me? Before that, I would request you to answer these queries too. Thanks in
1) Bill Gates is coming to India next week. How do you, as a supporter of open source
software, look at this visit?
2) What message, do you think, the Indian and state governments should be giving Gates?
3) Do you think our central and state governments have the nerve or the commitment to
encourage open source software risking the wrath of Microsoft and other software
4) There has been a recent story, sourced to nobody in particular, saying that India will
push into open source in a major way... Your reactions...
5) Can you give me instances of Linux/open source software making a difference in
e-governance or projects meant for poor people? Also, can you give me examples of
governments talking right on open source, but still depending heavily on Windows?
6) What do you think is the future of Linux in india? how do you rate the progress so
Thanks. Kindly reply to madraschap(a)yahoo.com. I am looking to wrapping up the story as
soon as possible, so I would request you to answer as soon as you see this mail. Thanks
for allowing me to make this small demand on your time.
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