On Tuesday 29 January 2008 14:02, Sudhir Gandotra wrote:
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.
There is such a group. It's called the FSF. And they have an Indian
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
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 bribed fellows).
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.
You are playing the exact game that the closed sw companies would love
you to play. court cases with fat lawyer fees, patents, ad wars etc.
You have certainly got things upside down. You know why FOSS has
achieved success? cause people were improving the product while the
closed companies were doing what you plan to do.
Once we do some tests at one location, then they can
across the country. RTI can be very interesting for this.
Pity the guy who gets a govt. contract after screwing the officers.