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Re: India announces open source policy- Big win for FOSS

This is awesome news. Thanks for sharing.

s3nt fr0m a $martph0ne, excuse typ0s

On Mar 30, 2015 5:18 PM, "Siji Sunny" <sijisunny@gmail.com> wrote:
The government has announced open source policy which is applicable to all Government organizations under the Central Governments and those State Governments.

Key highlights of government’s open source policy include:

– All future Requests for Proposals (RFPs) of eGovernance projects shall include a mandatory clause for considering Open Source Software (OSS) as a preferred option in comparison to Closed Source Software (CSS). Suppliers shall provide justification for exclusion of OSS in their response.

- Government Organizations shall ensure compliance with this requirement and decide by comparing both OSS and CSS options with respect to capability, strategic control, scalability,security, life time costs and support requirements.

–  GoI shall establish suitable support mechanism for the available OSS that includes Institutional Mechanism, Partnership with Industry, Academia and OSS Community.

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Siji Sunny

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