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Re: India Seeks Open Source

__/ [ John Bailo ] on Monday 13 March 2006 16:23 \__

> Roy Schestowitz wrote:
>> http://portland.bizjournals.com/portland/stories/2006/03/13/story5.html
>> ,----[ India interested in state's open source developments ]
>> | Indian commercial interests want to do more business with
>> | Oregon, especially in the open source software arena.
>> `----
> You know, it's great that India "seeks" open source -- but how about if
> they actually would /contribute/ to it instead of just raiding the
> henhouse.

They are doing a /lot/ of work on SuSE as far as I know. In tandem, they also
do a lot of work on Windows.  They do a lot of everything, which I think is
fair enough. Even Apple opened a call center in India last week.

Look at the bright side, John. Development where cost is low appeals for a
larger market. Imagine a scenario where pirated Windows in China reaches its
end. As in the case of search engines (the "battele for China"), suddenly
you have a huge volume and market share, all attributed to a single country.
The global trends are reset accordingly.

Best wishes,


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