We have been making various attempts to create opportunities for Linux
deployments and have met with mixed successes.
Recently, thinking that RTI can be used as a tool for entering the
Government sector, we used this tool and have stopped/postponed one
implementation, where we feel Linux can be the option, whereas the user
has opted for win$ only.
We feel that a small group, what is also called a "special interest
group" could be created that can take up this activity strongly.
After the RTI is filed and the response received, there is need of a
follow-up that would involve technical expertise, which the members of
this group can provide and this activity can then move forward.
If there is interest in it, please get in touch with me. I am at Delhi
and the first case we have got is in delhi itself. Due to legal reasons,
its good not to take the name here at this stage, but, this can be a
very good beginning for Linux entering into areas that are kept away
from it by the "smart fellows" (actually, we may better called them
This activity, can not only give a good name to the LUGs but also make a
real difference in the environment. There may be soon the need of filing
cases and taking the matter to a level where the decible level of sound
about Linux can grow real big, for the environment to notice it in a
very interesting manner.
Once we do some tests at one location, then they can replicated all
across the country. RTI can be very interesting for this.
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I am using it, the speed is much better at Ahemdabad than Mumbai! I am
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> Basically Schuyler Erle one of the freemap faculty would like to
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Tata modem will suck for them, specially who had experience with
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what is the state of gprs /edge performance. a few months ago i tried
out airtel gprs and it was pathetic to say the least. The CDMA usb
modem from tata is about tolerable
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