[LINK] Open Source Software for Indian Government

Tom Worthington tom.worthington at tomw.net.au
Wed Nov 4 09:39:16 AEDT 2015

The Indian Department Of Electronics and Information Technology issued
an Open Source Software policy, mandatory for all Central
Government Organizations, for new applications and new versions of 
existing ones:

"3. Policy Statement

Government of India shall endeavour to adopt Open Source Software in all 
e-Governance systems implemented by various Government organizations, as 
a preferred option in comparison to Closed Source Software (CSS).

The Open Source Software shall have the following

3.1 The source code shall be available for the community / adopter /
end-user to study and modify the software and to redistribute copies of
either the original or modified software.

3.2 Source code shall be free from any royalty."

 From “Policy on Adoption of Open Source Software for Government of
India” (F. No. 1(3)/2014 – EG II, Ministry of Communication and
Information Technology, March 2015): 

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