Open source developments in India

Economic development officials are hoping to create a more opportunities for Oregon business.

Oregon Certainly increased its exports to India, from $25 million in 2000 to almost $49 million in 2005.

In 2005, California’s exports to India totaled $1.34 billion, more than double its 2000 exports of $600 million. Even though Washington’s total is under — $425 million worth of Merchandise sold to India in 2005.

The Indian representative specific personal involvement in some of Oregon’s key industries: processing and food preservation; green building and sustainable; methods and materials; Nan science and bioscience; embedded software and Advanced technology in general.

Several of the representatives said Indians have convincing ties to the Northwest because they were learned here or functioning in the region for a number of years would   like to invest in Oregon startup companies. Delegation leader Hemant Sonawala, chairman of the Hinditron Group told “Not as venture capitalists, but as angel investors,”

One of the most modern recognizes Oregon industry clusters is Open Source Software is special notice by the delegation’s Oregon visit. About half the delegation met with Sean Madian, economic development director of the Open Source Development Labs, and Bart Massey, an assistant professor at Portland State University specializes in open source.

Over the last year, OSDL has been sent delegates to India many times to talk with industry associations, government officials and universities about how OSDL might work with them in the future.

Oregon’s open source cluster contain together very large companies such as Java Software
, Axian Inc, Sun Microsystems Inc, Intel CorpIBM Corp. and Other.

Software applications that can be run on Linux” sensible questions ask by Members of the India representative, the most widely found open source computer operating system, and the one that OSDL supports through its projects development and other activities.

Some were also attracted in how they might to join OSDL and participate in developing applications that might be useful for them.

The delegates’ questions bend back a great move now taking place in India. After years of depends on Microsoft’s operating systems and applications, Indian government agencies, business and university have been adopting open source at a mounting rate.

A number of factors make open source software interesting for India’s fast developing economy. Open source software put Indian Software Outsourcing companies in line with large companies as well as lower costs for business in other countries that have already migrated to open source systems.

Open source software is a lower-cost option for dress up Indian schools with computers.

One unique qualities of India makes open source especially Interesting. Eighteen distinct languages are officially accepted in India.

State governments are direct eyes on the ways to make more of their services approachable   to their citizens, but an approximately 95 percent of Indians do not speak English well sufficiently to use services in English.

Last year, the central government circulated millions of free CDs with local-language versions of generally used open source software applications, and made a deal with a number of computer makers to sell computers with open-source software pre loaded.

These computers are to be hand in three languages to start with. Last month, Kerala’s software developer announced they had created an operating system in local language  Malayalam, the main language of Kerala, based on the platform of Linux

The first operating system to be developed in an Indian regional language was reported by Times of India.


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