[fosscomm] LAST DATE 29 JULY ** MHRD draft policy on ICTs in school education says 'Free and Open Source software should be preferred'

H.S.Rai hardeep.rai at gmail.com
Mon Jul 27 10:42:34 PDT 2009


On Mon, Jul 27, 2009 at 6:37 PM, Ajay Pal Singh
Atwal<ajaypal at ajaypal.com> wrote:
> There is one risk though, even if draft policy on ICTs in school
> education says 'Free and Open Source software should be preferred' it
> can change.
Then in policy it should be made mandatory in stead of "preferred".

> The original SRS said "An Open Source Version of Operating System is
> preferred" but as per a clarification issued by MoP/ PFC on 8/7/2009 (
> http://72.167.37.52:8090/rapdrp///uploadedfiles/file_1012.pdf see ),
> that line has been removed from final SRS.

The public has right to know the reason behind removal of line.

Are vendors will be free to offer FOSS solutions even if that line is
not there; or will they be discouraged?

-- 
H.S.Rai



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