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ELCOT invites Redhat, Novell, IBM and Oracle to take part in OSS promotion in government

Posted by egovindia on June 24, 2006

[eGovINDIA] ELCOT invites Redhat, Novell, IBM and Oracle to take part in OSS promotion in government

 ELCOT proposes to set up a software support centre for assisting Government organisations to configure their application software for e-governance.
In addition to that ELCOT had proposed to set up an Open source Research and Development centre as per Government orders dated 16-2-2004.
Government had earmarked a sum of Rs.1 lakh as token assistance sum towards setting up of R and D centre to promote Open source software. The project is to be implemented by ELCOT. Keeping this sum as seed money, ELCOT had proposed to set up a full fledged OSS support centre, including call centre manned by linux certified professionals to provide online support to Government users in TamilNadu.
In this connection, invitations have been sent to Redhat, Oracle, IBM and Novell to take part in this exciting project. One round of discussions had already been held with these companies. All the companies have expressed their keen interest in joining the initiative. Firm commitment letters are expected from them shortly.

ELCOT has 28000 sqare feet built up area in a prime location which is at present being used by Sutherland Technologies on rent for running their BPO training centre. This centre would host the proposed software/OSS support centres.

Would appraise the group when things start happening.



C.Umashankar IAS., (TamilNadu Cadre)
e-governance expert.
& Managing Director, Electronic Corporation of TamilNadu (ELCOT)

Mankind deserves open standards and open source software. Only the chosen ones get its taste. Others just hear the taste.

Ph: 91-44-42152200


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