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Plight of CDAC Multilingual software

Posted by egovindia on August 1, 2006

Date:     Mon, 31 Jul 2006 22:24:25 +0500
From:    “S J” <sunjdev@vsnl.net>  Add to Address BookAdd to Address Book  Add Mobile Alert
Subject:    Plight of CDAC Multilingual software
To:    “egovindia” <egovindia@yahoo.com>
CC:    “jayadev” <jayadev@india.com>

I am very sorry to bring this matter to discussion.

C-DAC, a ‘pioneer’ organisation offering multilingual technology enabling regional language

support for software users in India. By doing so they ‘help’ the e-Gov Project indirectly.

They offer many products like

(i) iLeap (A ‘Packaged Word Processor’ for Indian Languages)

(ii) ISM Office (An ‘Interface’ helping users to key the local languages when using

        applications such as MS Office, Pagemaker and so on)

C-DAC feel that ‘the Interface’ – ISM (Rs. 6000/- plus) is for business users and

‘package’ i-Leap (per license Rs. 2000/- + plus) is for home (SOHO) segment.

Please note the price difference!

Now ISM is protected by dongle (hardware lock) and the full version of i-Leap requires that the

i-Leap CD be always inserted in the CD Drive os the users PC. Invariably, both are license

protected single user versions like ‘MS Office’.

A network version (multi-license) is available which can be used at a single networked site.

A corporate license can be ‘considered’ by C-DAC if user licenses for ISM ‘exceeds 500’.

That is Rs.6000/- plus x 500 = Rs. 30 lac.

Mainly, Govt organisations are using ISM. Is there any Govt establsihment that could spent

Rs 30 lac on ISM alone. I do not know.

All these issues arose when our Regional Office reported that i-Leap does not work with

Windows XP-64bit / 2003 after our recent upgrade. Please see the mails enclosed.

I wonder if C-DAC is grooming to be another ‘Indian Microsoft’ at a time when FOSS are

preferred over proprietory software. Any comments….

Jayadev Anand

—– Original Message —–

From: Mita Karajagi

To: MGK

Cc: Swapneel ; gistinfo@transmaticsystems.com

Sent: Friday, July 14, 2006 4:51 PM

Subject: Re: I Leap problem

Manoj

I think we can offer Corporate License but it would be better if you could pitch for 500 licenses of ISM V5.

Pl. give us complete case details so that we can work out something attractive.

Regards

Mita

—– Original Message —–

From: MGK

To: Mita Karajagi

Sent: Friday, July 14, 2006 4:23 PM

Subject: Re: I Leap problem

Just to clarify, in case the requirement is for 60 different locations, can we think of and suggest Corporate licenses

for a quantity of 100 Nos? If so at what price can we quote that? Will you be able to work out a special price for us? 

I am looking at a solution similar to what we have offered to XYZ.

Manoj

—– Original Message —–

From: Mita Karajagi

To: MGK ; gistinfo@transmaticsystems.com

Cc: Swapneel

Sent: Friday, July 14, 2006 4:06 PM

Subject: Re: I Leap problem

Dear Manoj,

1. I am sure you know, we do not offer site-licensing for ISM Soft.

2. Site-Licensing is applicable only if software is to be used in one location, one building not 60 different locations.

Regards

Mita

Daer Sir,

Plese goes through below email’s

rgds

Rajeev Roy

Executive-Gist

—– Original Message —–

From: gistinfo

To: Swapneel

Sent: Friday, July 14, 2006 11:30 AM

Subject: Re: I Leap problem

Dear Swapneel,

The reason why recommened this product because of the type of application, and the cost factor.V 5 is a costliear option in tearms of requirements 

Can we suggest some other products ?.

Regards

Rajeev Roy

Executive-Gist

—– Original Message —–

From: Swapneel

To: ‘gistinfo’

Cc: ‘MANOJ KADAKAMPALLY’ ; ‘Mita’

Sent: Friday, July 14, 2006 11:09 AM

Subject: RE: I Leap problem

Dear Rajeev,

iLEAP is not enabled for Win 2K3 and 64 bit XP OS. iLEAP is a product for SOHO segment ( Home PC users). I am not sure how it reaches Govt Organisations. Please recommend ISM V5.

Regards,

Swapneel

From: gistinfo [mailto:gistinfo@transmaticsystems.com]
Sent: Friday, July 14, 2006 11:01 AM
To: Swapneel
Cc: MANOJ KADAKAMPALLY
Subject: Reg: I Leap problem

Dear Swapneel,

We got the enquiry from ABC (Govt) for  I Leap S/W,I tested this software for there regional office’s, but the problem is after the installation complete the software does not work,it shows

The image file C:\program file (x86) I leap bin\I leap exe is valid, but is for a machine type other than the current machine”

the OS is ( Windows XP professional X 64 edition) Version 2003

Kindly give your advice at earliest

Regards

Rajeev Roy

Executive-Gist

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