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Why Microsoft wants Indian NGOs to support OOXML?

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Microsoft is urging Indian NGOs to support OOXML (i.e. Office Open XML) format - and persuade Indian IT Secretary and the Additional Director General of the Bureau of Indian Standards with letters supporting MS’s OOXML proposal.

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Microsoft May Have Bribed India for OOXML Pressure

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Back in August we warned that Microsoft had just made a very suspicious donation at a very strategic time. It only days before the September vote on OOXML. The article which was cited at the time has vanished, but you can find a copy here...

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Microsoft Strategies: Using NGOs to Push Agendas

http://wiki.linux-delhi.org

The extent to which Microsoft can go in its efforts to get OOXML is interesting. Microsoft has "persuaded" several non-profit organizations to bombard the Indian IT Secretary and the Additional Director General of the Bureau of Indian Standards with letters supporting its OOXML proposal.

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‘I am ashamed to use proprietary software’

http://www.hindu.com

Krishnakant Mane says that the freedom and flexibility provided by open source software enables him to work with a variety of interfaces and is integral to his work at the Tata Institute of Fundamental Research.

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Understanding The Free Software Philosophy

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"...The first step towards acknowledging the Free Software Movement is to understand that `Free Software’ and `Open Source Software’ are two different entities. And that we, in the media, have been quite unjust to the movement by using the terms `Free Software’ and `Open Source’ interchangeably..."

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RMS & Free Software Movement in India...

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"...Stallman has a soft spot for India because he thinks people here are more inclined to free software — in fact, the first chapter of FSF outside the US was set up in this country — and because he sees similarities between India’s struggle against colonialism and the struggle against proprietary software. [...] He does not approve of what Linus Torvalds and Linux now stand for. [...] Stallman’s vision embraces larger concepts like human rights and ethical values, terms which make a lot of people uncomfortable..."

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India's largest Linux rollout forges ahead despite tremendous odds

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With no vendor support, Elcot's decision to switch platforms was a daunting task but the opportunity to bypass yearly software licensing fees was an irresistible incentive

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RMS At UC College, Aluva

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"RMS was at UC College, Aluva today to deliver a talk on `Free Software in ethics and in practice’..."

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Free Software In ethics and in Practice : Talk by Dr. Richard M. Stallman

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"Richard M Stallman, Leader of the Free Software Movement, will be visiting Kochi on 10th January 2008. He will deliver a talk on 'Free Software in ethics and in Practice' at the Union Christian College, Aluva..."

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Efforts to promote open source software gather momentum

http://economictimes.indiatimes.com

CHENNAI: Efforts to promote Free and Open Source Software (FOSS) have gathered momentum in the country, mainly due to emergence of "Linux User Groups" (LUGs) and recognition by academics and government.

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One laptop per child finds way into India

http://economictimes.indiatimes.com

The one laptop per child (OLPC) project, a brainchild of MIT professor Nicholas Negroponte, will soon find its way into Indian homes.

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Students develop supercomputer

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A team of students of Federal Institute of Science and Technology at Mokkannoor here on Monday claimed to have developed a super computing system called ‘Dakshina cluster series - I’. The system was designed and developed, as part of the Centre for High Performance Computing project initiated by the Computer Science Department. Team leader C.

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Need for security driving open-source use

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MANILA, Philippines -- Security is the number one reason why end-users deploy open-source software, according to a recent survey by research analyst IDC.

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Free software made mandatory: IT practicals of SSLC Exam

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The Director of Public Instruction (DPI) has issued orders making free software compulsory. It says Linux Operating System should be used for IT education in eighth, ninth and tenth standards (grades).

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Linux Adoption Increasing In India

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Linux adoption has increased manifold in India. Several government bodies, private firms and SMEs have been the big takers of Linux platform.

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