தமிழக அரசின் இலவச லேப்டாப் திட்டம்: மக்கள் பணம் ரூ.120 கோடி வீண் - தினகரன் நாளிதழ்


#1
  1. கையில் கிடைக்கப்போவது காலாவதி சாப்ட்வேர்
  2. செலவு செய்தால்தான் பயன்படுத்தவே முடியும்
  3. பரிதாபத்தில் சிக்கப்போகும் ஏழை மாணவர்கள்

சென்னை: மாணவர்களுக்கு வழங்கப்படும் இலவச லேப்டாப்களில் மைக்ரோசாப்ட் நிறுவனத்தின் இயங்குதளம் பயன்படுத்துவது என்ற தமிழக அரசின் முடிவால், மக்கள் பணம் ரூ.120 கோடி வீணாகிறது. அதோடு, மாணவர்களுக்கு வழங்கப்படும்போது இந்த இயங்குதளம் காலாவதியாகிவிடும் என்பதால், கையில் கிடைத்தும் அதன் பலனை அனுபவிக்க முடியாத நிலைக்கு மாணவர்கள் தள்ளப்பட்டுள்ளனர்.


Source:
http://dinakaran.com/Detail.asp?Nid=121146


#2

@welkin தமிழக அரசின் இந்த முடிவின் போது, 2011-ல் நம் அமைப்பு செய்த செயல்களையும் இத்துடன் இணைத்தால் நன்றாக இருக்கும் என்று தோன்றுகிறது.


#3

This link has detailed information

http://www.linuxcandy.com/2011/09/minister-for-it-tamil-nadu-clarifies.html


#4

மேலும் சில செய்தி ஆதாரங்களை இத்துடன் இங்கே இணைக்க விரும்புகிறேன். ‘தி இந்து’ நாளிதழில் வெளியான செய்திகள். கீழே உள்ள இரண்டு செய்திகளும் @welkin மேலே பகிர்ந்த இணைப்பின் ‘comments’ பிரிவில் Srujan Kumar-ஆல் குறிப்பிடப்பட்டது.


Source 1

“It is ironic and illogical that ‘free’ software is being left out in the name of cost-cutting,” said Shanu Sukoor, convenor, Free Software Foundation, Tamil Nadu
http://www.thehindu.com/todays-paper/tp-national/tp-tamilnadu/article2419753.ece


Source 2

S. Shanu, Convener, Free Software Foundation, Tamil Nadu, pointed out, “Students will have to either pay to renew the licence every year or use a pirated version.”
http://www.thehindu.com/news/national/tamil-nadu/elcot-determines-technical-requirements-for-free-laptops/article2135139.ece


#5

May i know who is Ms.Shanu?? @prashere @welkin … I have few questions here…

  1. Are we able to speak to the concerned authority of ELCOT for gnu/linux?
    2.Do we have capable for making this free software to be a part of syllabus(which is expired by 18th century itself)?
    and if we have answer “yes”, does they do it for free of cost??

கட்டற்ற மென்பொருளை லஞ்சம் கொடுத்துதான் அதை மக்களிடம் கொண்டு செல்லும் நிலைக்கு ஆளாகி விடுவமோ என்ற அச்சம் இருக்கிறது என்னுள்…


#6

@sathish_fsftn Shanu Sukoor as mentioned above was the convener of FSFTN during that period. He went abroad for official purposes. So, people who came after him would have not seen him.

I would also like to get answers from @welkin regarding 2 questions by Sathish.

கவலை வேண்டாம் சதீஷ். நாம் அதை சாத்தியமாக்குவோம்.


#7

We did a signature campaign for this, and with that met IT Secretary who is the ultimate authority related to Information Technology works at government and insisted to use GNU/Linux operating systems for Free Laptops, which he agreed for.

We as FSFTN have not been invited to be part of curriculum formation board as Civil Society. But there were efforts taken by like minded people, and that resulted in Open Source Lab, with few technologies, but that too has changed recently towards mobile application development.

There are numerous reasons why Open Source Lab failed to take off, like course was not designed to make students understand but just to have technological terms inside course just to escape pressure from people’s pressure, etc. but I have not heard any review about the reasons on why there were no traction among staffs and students. When the effort is to just namesake we cant expect much out of it.

To get into that level of discussion with Curriculum board we need to boost our campaigns and engage in more public discussions about current education system issues and improvements which can be done with Free Software & Free Culture.

We are in that state, but giving bribe is not the solution, but increasing awareness among general public on what Free Software & Free Culture can transform education system will do.


#8

If we can’t make the concerned authorities understand, how does it matter whether the public understands or not?
Is it the responsibility of the government or us to teach the public??

"Don't ask me the differences between 'Authority, government, us & the public' - you already know it"

#9

Because when people question the authorities, things change. When authorities dont listen to people’s request, things change.

If the government or authorities fail, it is upto the people to educate themselves what is necessary to uplift their livelihood.


#10

I have no doubt, it is only the Government that has to take up the responsibility.

We are actually marching towards that. The status quo is that, Government officials do not understand the ethics or principles or the motive behind Free Software projects. Few of them obviously understand the practical applications & advantages of Open Source Software.

But then anyone who labels themself as a Free Software Activist clearly understands the diffrence between the former and the later. For which the Free Software talks about the Users rights, irrespective of their technical skills and knowledge, while Open source talks about the business style of it with some of the 4 freedom being compromised.

Government is to serve people. People are the end users. So we have to help people understand their rights as a computer end user and also we have to redirect the attention of the Government to listen to what people is more concerned about.