[fosscomm] Microsoft wants to be part of UID proj : Bill Gates

Raj Mathur raju at linux-delhi.org
Sun Jul 26 07:30:47 PDT 2009


On Sunday 26 Jul 2009, Arun SAG wrote:
> >On Sat, Jul 25, 2009 at 11:04 AM, Swapnil Bhartiya 
<efynm1 at efyindia.com>wrote:
> > > Bill Gates is expected to meet the chairman of the UIDAI, Nandan
> > > Nilekani to
> > > discuss a partnership.
> >
> UIDAI chariman should not just make partnership magnanimously  with
> microsoft or any other company, because they are offering help! which
> is what happened in swiss(?) (where microsoft was given with all the 
> deals by the government without single tender)

OTOH if MS offers all their software for free or nearly free it would be 
extremely difficult to fight the case.  We must be prepared for that 
since it's a very real possibility.

Regards,

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