[Fsf-friends] Knowledge commission and open source

malovika roy malovika@[EMAIL-PROTECTED]
Wed May 17 10:00:46 IST 2006

this is to just share with you some news on open source in e-governance.
Last week knowledge commision (KC) headed by Sam Pitroda was here in
Banaglore to chalk out details of their proposal to government on
e-governance. Now the electronic media largely concentrated on the
commission's comments on Reservation issue... but there was more to it.

I had attended the press briefing, and one of the slides in their
presentation was on Open Source and open standards. Sam said that the KC was
keenly pushing for open source in e-governance projects and is trying to
convince the govt. of  adopting open standards. Since the objective is to
bring uniformity across nation w.r.t. e-governance projects, it is crucial
to have open standards. and the KC didnt rule out re-looking at some
existing projects and modifying them.

Well, lets see how far the KC goes to keep the banner of open source flying


"Things work out best for the people who make the best out
of the way things work out."

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