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Wednesday, March 18, 2009

THE LINK : BJP & OPEN SOURCE!!

1. Rajnitee and IT ?Do they share a relation in our country? Do they meet anywhere in Indian scenario?Have you ever heard a technical IT buzz word shooting from any of the mantri’s mouth.I am sure in most cases the answer would be NO. 

2. Recently I read this article at the http://infotech.indiatimes.com/articleshow/4272163.cms wherein it adverted that Mr L.K.Advani has said that if his party comes to power, it will actively promote opensource software and internet telephony. Now irrespective of  whether Mr Advani knows what open source software is or not,or whether he just recited what he was told to by IT savvy speech writer,the good good news is that IT is buzzing now in politics.

 3. The power of open source software is still lying completely unexploited in our country for most of us don’t know what opensource has in store for us.All paid softwares ex any Software developer viz Microsoft,Corel etc to name a few has an equivalent in opensource costing free which unfortunately now one is aware.Did you still not understand ? Read on for what is open source? 

4. Open source software (OSS) is defined as computer software for which the source code and certain other rights normally reserved for copyright holders are provided under a software license that meets the Open Source Definition or that is in the public domain. This permits users to use, change, and improve the software, and to redistribute it in modified or unmodified forms. It is very often developed in a public, collaborative manner. The term open source software originated as part of a marketing campaign for free software. A report  states that adoption of open source software models has resulted in savings of about $60 billion per year to consumers.(…thanks wiki) 

5. So Mr L K Advani’s party seems to be the first to realize the power hidden in this.Good!Isn’t it…….Now why open source doesn’t seem to be a success in India?One line answer….may I attempt?........”because Microsoft’s Cracked Windows Xp and Vista are available for free in any gali,mohalla of the Hindustan.So the next motto for a political party would be to crack those crackers!!!!!!!!!!For now its INDIA SHINING!

1 comments:

  1. Open Source may be a right solution for a country like INDIA. Because of following reasons

    1) Need more skilled man power in development of software.
    2) Development of software according to the need of customers.
    3) No hidden cost like license or update of software.
    4) No dependability on support of product develop company.
    5) Fully control on source code of software.

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