[PLUG] [ILUG-BOM] [X-POST] Multipurpose identity card: will the platform be open source?

Easwar Hariharan meindian523 at gmail.com
Sun Jun 28 02:17:22 PDT 2009


2009/6/28 Dinesh Shah (દિનેશ શાહ/दिनेश शाह) <dineshah at gmail.com>:
> Easwar,
>
> On Sun, Jun 28, 2009 at 11:31 AM, Easwar Hariharan<meindian523 at gmail.com> wrote:
>>
>> Krishnakant:This is not being done by Infy,rather Nandan Nilekani has
>> resigned from Infy and taken up responsibilities in government.
>>
>> BTW,nice to know I'm not the only one who's concerned about the
>> potential implications of the database et al being buggy Microsoft
>> software.I was wondering if I was becoming paranoid.
>>
>> IMO,the main issue is whether the database holding the details of
>> name,address,fingerprints etc is fully secure.Apparently after
>> everything is said and done,NIC will take over administration of the
>> database.Considering that they can't even build websites compatible
>> with multiple browsers,and reports of Chinese cracking
>> Defence,Home,Intelligence agencies websites,emails et al are very
>> regular,I wonder what would be the fate if a terrorist organization
>> would crack this database and create an artificial ID and wreak havoc.
>>
>> I think we need a national conversation in the FOSS space on
>> this,consequently I'm forwarding this to Pune LUG too.
>
> I have put together a blog post that may interest you.
>
> http://dineshah.wordpress.com/2009/06/28/citizen-identification-system/
>
> I don't think any Indian LUG has enough muscle or clout to make an
> iota of change policy decision.

I didn't say a single Indian LUG.I meant to involve people who DO have
clout,which is possible when the discussion reaches the maximum number
of people. :)

>
> Remember Indian LUGs are not Pirate Party of Sweden. :-)
>
>> Regards,
>> Easwar
>> Registered Linux user #442065
>

Regards,
Easwar
Registered Linux user #442065



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