[Fsf-friends] Article on why India should adopt open document standards

Mani A a.mani.cms at gmail.com
Fri Feb 29 04:19:04 IST 2008

On Thu, Feb 28, 2008 at 3:00 PM, V. Sasi Kumar <sasi.fsf at gmail.com> wrote:
> Dear friends,
>  Please see my article on why India should adopt open standards and a response from Microsoft at http://www.infochangeindia.org/analysis236.jsp
>  Microsoft's respose is actually a big joke. For instance, they claim that "Microsoft software is completely interoperable.". And just yesterday Microsoft has been fined a record $1.35 billion precisely for not providing information to enable interoperability!

On a related note. The IT department has different excel forms for
filing returns... that demonstrate the heights of interoperability and
the corruption in the high offices. That is one for the different
"Hall of Shame" too.


A. Mani

A. Mani
Member, Cal. Math. Soc

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