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Update from Kerala (re: EDGI, Expelled Leaders)

ONE IMPORTANT STORY that we looked at before involves India and the hostile dumping of Microsoft software to combat Free software and GNU/Linux over there. We wrote about this in:



The press has just published the following article.

Kerala article



In order to comply with fair use doctrine, here is just a portion of the text.

Kerala Marxists see red as 'free' software drive goes out of control



"FREE SOFTWARE activists fear that the Marxists are trying to hijack their movement in Kerala.

"The CPM- led state government recently sacked two proponents of the movement, who had formulated the state's information technology policy based on free software. This follows attempts by the CPM to form networks in Chennai and Bangalore in the name of free software, but strictly under party control.

[...]

"However, he was not sure what had led to his ouster.

"CM's political secretary, K. N. Balagopal, said he had asked Arun to resign as the CM directed, but refused to comment on party influence. Secretariat sources, however, said the officials had to leave because they spoke against the party line."

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