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Policy on Adoption of Open Source Software for Government of India

By Colin Elliott 30 March 2015 @ 3:35pm Comments (1)

"The Indian government announced a policy yesterday that makes it mandatory to use open-source software in building apps and services, in an effort to 'ensure efficiency, transparency and reliability of such services at affordable costs.'"


  • India seems to be going further than most in mandating open source rather than simply preferring it. Others are heading in that direction too, though. I was heartened to discover that the government in my homeland has specified both a preference for open source, and that open standards must be followed and all new source code made open - see  Many other governments have created similar stipulations - Mexico, Brazil, Peru,  and Argentina, for instance.

    Jon Dron April 25, 2015 - 12:08pm

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