Skip to comments.Linux thrives in left-leaning Kerala
Posted on 08/27/2005 2:23:40 PM PDT by Golden Eagle
Kerala, a tiny coastal state in south India, is a site of significant popularity of free software and GNU/Linux. What lessons can Kerala teach other areas about using free and open source software?
Kerala, as a state, is strongly grounded in principles of socialism. Most of the educated middle class is leftist, at least in principle. The state is credited with a near 100% literacy rate and better social statistics than most of the rest of the country. And all this is reflected in a spirit among the people to question any decision imposed on them. They resent lack of choices, and by extension, oppose monopolies. What better fuel for an open source/free software movement to thrive on than a society like this?
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Pardon me, but your ignorance is showing...
Why dont you google
government adopts linux
and continue your education.
So I can use this open source ping list, so long as I don't refer to it as an "OSS ping", correct? I guess you have that trademarked or something.
My concern is governments who pass laws requiring it's use, like China, Cuba, Vietnam, and others. Unfortunately, the DNC is trying the same there here in select areas of the US, thankfully they've so far been stopped, but many aren't even aware that they're trying.
Remember not to call it the "OSS Ping List®", though.
What types of laws are they passing?
Funny, let me guess they're dirt poor too...
Also funny is that they want "choices" and they want it for "free"... Two mutially exclusive ideas in the long run if those "choices" have any value...
You're welcome. I'll have to be real careful using the source code to the OSS ping list in any other list, though. Since it's probably been released under some tricky license, if I'm not absolutely certain about how it can be intermingled with other ping lists, I might actually be sued and have to turn over all of my other ping lists to "the community".
My concern is the Department of Homland Security mandating Windows, the single most insecure operating system ever developed on planet earth.
They did this INSPITE of the fact that the NSA had developed and released open source changes to Linux (Security Enhanced Linux) that make it virtually impossible to penitrate. These changes have been adopted by the Open Source community whole heartedly.
Byt thanks for validating My original assessment of your post.
Makes sense. When you think about it, the Consumer PC market is still in it's infancy. Who knows what is going to happen within the next 10-15 years. Look at the amazing growth in the last 10.
And if anyone ask for off of it leave them off of it.. FOr example take me off your tripe ping list..
I was asking as a courtesy, but if being polite is beyond you what else can I expect..
Generally edicts on behalf of the dictators. Thankfully here in the US the Republicans have so far been able to shoot down the DNC attempts at similar requirements.
You guys wanna take a break for a minute and play with the Troll?
Put that in your pipe and smoke it, O Siren of Redmond.
Geez...buy, rent or borrow a clue already.
Yes, that definitely would be a concern, but I don't know of them even planning it, much less attempting it. Do you have any evidence to the contrary? If so, by all means please share it.
I am not trying to bait you, but could you be a little bit more specific?
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