[fosscomm] [Fwd: IT Return on-line upload]

narendra sisodiya narendra.sisodiya at gmail.com
Tue Jul 28 22:26:50 PDT 2009


2009/7/15 Guru गुरु <guru at itforchange.net>

> this is the mail i sent to IT yesterday.
>
> While we will need to make 'template letters' for this kind of issue (Govt
> sites pushing proprietary formats), any of us could send similar emails as
> well, so that they get some mail volume to take notice of the issue.
>
> regards
> Guru
>
> -------- Original Message --------
> Subject: IT Return on-line upload
> Date: Tue, 14 Jul 2009 17:22:21 +0530
> From: Guru गुरु <guru at itforchange.net>
> To: ask at incometaxindia.gov.in
>
> Dear Sir,
>
> I use Free and Open Source Software on my computer. I have the Ubuntu
> GNU/Linux operating system and Open Office application.
>
> These software are freely shareable without needing to make any payment
> of license fee to any vendors. They are being used by millions of people
> all over the world. Whereas the IT on-line upload is only in Microsoft
> Excel format. Microsoft Excel format is proprietary format and does not
> confirm to open standards
>
> The latest draft Government of India's policy on Open standards also
> requires Government software applications to confirm to open standards
> (www.mit.gov.in/download/Policyonopensandards.pdf).
>
> Hence we request that you provide for uploading of return in formats
> that confirm to open standards. the Open Office format (.ODS) confirms
> to open standards and could be used.
>
> Looking forward to your response
>
> thanking you
> Gurumurthy
>
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I have uploaded this to -
http://fosscomm.in/Letter_to_IncomeTax_Dept_By-Guru and linked at
http://fosscomm.in/Letter-to
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