Government of India Promotes FLOSS

In the interests of open e-government, India has widely adopted GNU/Linux in governmental organizations from the legislators to the schools. A recent draft of policy formally gives preference to FLOSS. This has been a long process over the last decade. India has lots of divides and has no need of a digital divide so standardizing on FLOSS works for them.

see Public Software Centre

They are running Debian GNU/Linux, my favourite distro.
nmap -A -T4

Starting Nmap 5.00 ( ) at 2011-09-10 06:18 CDT
Interesting ports on (
Not shown: 986 closed ports

80/tcp open http Apache httpd 2.2.16 ((Debian))
|_ html-title: Public Software Centre | Public software for public institutions

Want a chuckle? The Ministry for IT mentions Linux 15 times in its review of budgetary effectiveness but that other OS only once in regards to security…

About Robert Pogson

I am a retired teacher in Canada. I taught in the subject areas where I have worked for almost forty years: maths, physics, chemistry and computers. I love hunting, fishing, picking berries and mushrooms, too.
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One Response to Government of India Promotes FLOSS

  1. zubair says:

    Mr P, I was looking for such a organization, even though I live in a neighboring city I did not know about this.
    My sincere thanks from a reader from Mysore City.

    thank you!

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