India's Effort to Adopt Open Source Standards Draws Fire

Tuesday Jan 19th 2010 by Developer.com Staff
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Open Source experts say that recent changes to the government's plan to adopt open technology and standards does just the opposite.

Open source lobbyists and experts in India are criticizing the government's proposed plan to adopt open technology standards and software.

According to a report from Economic Times reporter Harsimran Singh, recent draft recommendations favor large corporations such as Microsoft over open technology.

The Economic Times acquired a leaked copy of the most recent proposal from an anonymous source.

If implemented, Singh reported that the Chairman of the Free Software Foundation of India Dr G Nagarajan said the government's plan would not favor open standards.

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