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25 July 2010

How Politics in India try to kill FOSS

C Umashankar (an IAS Officer) is a well known name in Indian FOSS community. An ardent supporter of FOSS, the Tamil Nadu bureaucrat has been instrumental in implementing FOSS solutions in several e-governance processes ranging from documentation to servers. He regaled his young audience with two inspiring talks on “Why free software is going to rule the world”.   from - http://www.flonnet.com/fl2709/stories/20100507270909400.htm
You can read his interview on this - http://egovindia.wordpress.com/2007/02/26/mr-umashankar-ias-md-of-elcot-interview-on-oss-by-hindu-businessline-dated-19th-feb-07/

Now he has been suspended by Govt  - http://www.dnaindia.com/india/report_ias-officer-suspended-by-tamil-nadu-government_1413048
I looks like a well planned attack. I do not think that person like Umashankar will do this.

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