[PLUG] [OT] Re: Government Sponsored Vendor lock

Mayuresh mayuresh at acm.org
Fri Jul 30 11:44:19 IST 2010

On Thu, Jul 29, 2010 at 07:48:30PM +0530, Rajagopal Swaminathan wrote:
> Greetings,
> On 7/29/10, Mayuresh <mayuresh at acm.org> wrote:
> > On Wed, Jul 28, 2010 at 11:51:37PM +0530, Mayuresh wrote:
> > Maharshtra - well not exactly a positive news
> > http://www.gnu.org.in/delegation-meets-education-secretary-of
> >
> I am sure you have not checked the MSRTC ETIM and ORS projects.
> y'know the ST tickets issued by the conductors using machines.
> They are based exclusively on Centos by design.
> Regards,
> Rajagopal

I agree, it wasn't a comprehensive survey.

But, I was aware of MSRTC thanks to prior PLUG postings citing it. Not
only MSRTC, BEST, Mumbai, too uses Linux. In fact it started before MSRTC.
There are other initiatives in states of WB, AP and TN that I had read
about though did not find much worth posting. The articles I cited showed
much stronger and institutionalized FOSS adoption as state initiatives.

For Maharashtra the link that I posted specifically was about a delegation
meeting the secretary in matters related to FOSS. May be on behalf of
PLUG, with help of FSF India is one way to reach the Govt. in the matters
all of us on this list seem to be concerned about.


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