go open source says the president

A few months back, The President of India A.P.J. Abdul Kalam had suggested in his speeches that India should look more at open source software like Linux than the expensive proprietary ones.

It of course makes great sense as the costs of most proprietary software is well beyond the means of majority Indians.

Even when many of India’s politicians wouldn’t know the difference between a calculator and a computer, we are fortunate to have a scholarly president who understands technology very well.

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  • rajaboobalan

    I completely agree with Dr.Kalam. It is prudent for the country like INDIA to invest on people rather than the product. I am a great fan of Open Source and that it is indded a great fortune that INDIA has a President of this nature.

  • smtalim

    [QUOTE] Even when many of India’s politicians wouldn’t know the difference between a calculator and a computer, we are fortunate to have a scholarly president who understands technology very well. [/QUOTE]

    Pareto’s Law of 80:20 applies to our politicians – 80% are goons and translating the President’s wisdom to them is the bigger challenge!