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    Roy Schestowitz wrote:

    >> Subject: Forcing schools to use proprietary software illegally

    With a resume full of proprietary technologies, why are you even pretending
    to be an open source "advocate"?

  2. Re: [News] FSF India Praises Kerala

    On Sun, 6 Jul 2008 19:12:51 -0400, DFS wrote:

    > Roy Schestowitz wrote:
    >>> Subject: Forcing schools to use proprietary software illegally

    > With a resume full of proprietary technologies, why are you even pretending
    > to be an open source "advocate"?

    Roy Schestowitz isn't an open source advocate.

    Roy Schestowitz is a $elf $erving paid SPAMMER anti-Microsoft propagandist.

    Notice all the off topic SPAM he spewed today.

    For some odd reason Schestowitz thinks that putting[Rival] in front of his
    SPAM makes it ok.

    So where is Mark Kent and HPT crying about charter violations?

    Moshe Goldfarb
    Collector of soaps from around the globe.
    Please visit The Hall of Linux Idiots:

  3. [News] FSF India Praises Kerala

    FSF India sends letter to Education Minister of Kerela

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    | Subject: Forcing schools to use proprietary software illegally
    | During the last few decades, Kerala has been following a unique development
    | path that has been considered a model for the rest of the country and even
    | other underdeveloped countries. Kerala, again showed a model to the world
    | with its vision to build an inclusive Knowledge society. Its IT Policy
    | clearly states that the "Government realizes that Free Software presents a
    | truly unique opportunity in building a truly egalitarian knowledge society.
    | The Government will take all efforts to develop Free Software and Free
    | Knowledge and shall encourage and mandate the appropriate use of Free
    | Software in all ICT initiatives." (section 2.10, IT Policy document, Kerala
    | Govt.)
    | We congratulate the government for its efforts to support Free Software and
    | free knowledge initiatives. Schools, KSEB, Kerala State Khadi Board etc.
    | successfully completed their migration to Free Software. Public sector
    | initiatives like Keltron are doing mega projects completely in Free Software.
    | With these examples, the state showed that "Free Software" is a feasible
    | technological alternative to any proprietary technology.



    All set for Linux users’ meet

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    | The new and most exciting development in Free and Open Source Software (FOSS)
    | scene, no doubt, is the launch of Mozilla Firefox 3, a FOSS Application for
    | Internet browsing that provides better speed, security and flexibility.


    Kerala Blazing the Trail for FOSS in Schools

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    | Kerala is all set to become the first state in the country to completely
    | banish Microsoft and allow only GNU/Linux free software to be used in the
    | mandatory IT test at the state SSLC examinations that half a million students
    | took in March. Till last year, they could take the exam using either free
    | software or the Microsoft platform. Not anymore'. * *


    Kerala shuts windows, schools to use only Linux

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    | A few weeks ago, the Government formally ordered that only free Linux-based
    | software should be used for IT education in high schools, using new the Linux
    | text books developed by State Council for Educational Research and Training
    | and the Free Software Foundation of India. *


    Adventures with Neko

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    | Recently, a few of us had a discussion about translating the book to
    | Malayalam. GNU/Linux is now available in a lot of schools - and a local
    | language version would be a boon to many smart kids who are capable of
    | learning things by themselves. *


    The Story of Free Software in Kerala, India

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    | We saw how Free Software has come to stay in Kerala. The natural question
    | this raises is, “Why Kerala?” There is no other state in the country where
    | Free Software has made an impact that is anywhere near that in Kerala. *


    Kerala On Linux Express Highway

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    | The Linux slip-road that the state took is slowly becoming an
    | express highway.
    | [...]
    | If we twist Napoleon's quote on China a bit, we can safely say, "Linux is a
    | sleeping giant, let it sleep, because when Linux moves the world moves!"


    “Linux is more stable, it is crash resistant, and its compatibility and
    interoperability is as high as Microsoft”

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    | Here is what Wassan has to say on the strategic equilibrium that he is
    | working on for government and enterprises. He feels it is vital for
    | opening up an opportunity for Linux to compete and develop a stronghold
    | on the market
    | [...]
    | Majority of the schools in Kerala, for instance, have already switched over
    | to Linux and this has been possible only with the help of government support.
    | Moreover, 18 of 28 Indian states use Linux or have pilot projects for to be
    | used in government depart*ments and education sector. *
    | [...]
    | We have developed a partner*ship with eSys India who already has its own base
    | of large number of channel partners. Our products and software are supplied
    | to the end-customers through the retail partners of eSys. We are in a
    | dialogue to develop alliances with more and more distributors so that our
    | reach to the customers is increased. * *


    Students develop supercomputer

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    | Team leader C. Mahesh said that Dakshina, with Linux operating system, is a
    | platform to deliver excellent performance for users who seek high computer
    | power and resource in a multitasking environment. Dakshina utilises message
    | passing interface for a fault tolerant communication between the
    | computational nodes. It also utilises parallelism technologies like
    | multicore, multithreading and cluster of workstations. * *


    FOSS India Awards: Name It To Claim It

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    | According to openITis.com, "By creating a platform for Indian developers to
    | showcase their contributions, we hope to wipe away the rampant misconception
    | that Indians do not contribute to the FOSS ecosystem..." *


    Students develop new GNU installer

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    | “The developed installer LX series of advanced Debian GNU Hurd is available
    | in the CD format. It makes the installation task much simple and easy to
    | boot,” said Raju. The students were assisted by two lecturers P Badarudeen
    | and A.Ragesh of the IT department, besides the guidance by Philip Charles. *


    Dishaa '08 a big success

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    | the first GNU/Linux Install Fest, organised here on Saturday turned out to be
    | a big success...


    IT@SCHOOL project in NEWS-

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    | IT@SCHOOL project offers exclusively free software based support for primary
    | education in kerala.This time,Director of Public instruction has decided to
    | conduct SSLC(secondary school leaving certificate-the basic requirement for
    | higher studies in INDIA) IT practical examination for this year from 27th
    | February to 7th March 2008. It is first time , conducting IT practical
    | examination for complete students in the free software – IT@School GNU/Linux.
    | IT@School project and Pareekshabhavan has entrusted to conduct the
    | examination for more than 4.7 lakh students throughout the schools of Kerala,
    | Lakshadeep and Gulf countries. IT@school admins are preparing to apply for
    | guiness as they have the largest number of student attending an exam based on
    | exclusive free software based softwares * * * * *


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