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Re: [vox-tech] Microsoft triumphs over open source in India
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Re: [vox-tech] Microsoft triumphs over open source in India

On Tue, Dec 21, 2004 at 12:41:32PM -0800, Norm Matloff wrote:
[quoting an article...]
> Microsoft chairman Bill Gates, on a visit to India in November 2002, wooed 
> the federal and state governments in India, offering to sell his company's 
> software at prices much lower than market rates.

Which pisses off everyone ELSE, because it makes them feel stupid for
paying 'full price.' :^)

> "By using proprietary systems, you are locked into a technology over which 
> you have no control," said Frederick Noronha, an activist who supports
> greater freedom for software users.

It's that old line about crack dealers, all over again. ;^)

> "But Microsoft is quite popular even in villages. Let open source become so 
> popular, then we will have no problem using it," Chawla countered.


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