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The following message was received by the Marketing Project mailing list this past weekend. Three million OOo CDs will be making the rounds among Tamil speakers the world over! Are we reaching the tipping point in certain market segments? I think so.

I am Raman, Project co-ordinator for BharateeyaOO.o
( Project.

I would like to tell you about a great and perhaps an unprecendented
thing that has happened to

On April 15th 2005 the IT Minister of the country (India) dedicated 1.1.4 in Tamil to the Nation and brought it out as a
CD. This CD will be distributed free to those who request for it.

Apart from 1.1.4 in Tamil , the CD also contained open
type fonts, Firefox browser, email-client, OCR tools and spell
checkers all for Tamil Language.

In the coming months the ministry plans to distribute about 3 million
copies of this CD to Tamilians all over the world.

Already about 50,000 copies of CD have been produced and are being distributed.

So at least among Tamil Speaking people, we would soon see everybody
using instead of proprietary softwares.

Apart from this I also had an opportunity to demo in a
TV interview for a Tamil News Channel called “SUN NEWS.”

This interview will be telecast on the “SUN NEWS” Channel on Sunday
24/04/05 at 17:30pm (Indian Standard Time).

So big time for among Tamilians. Let us celebrate the moment.

Best Regards

One Response to “OpenOffice News from India”

  1. Satheesh Krishna Says:
    April 30th, 2006 at 3:13 pm

    Nice blog.
    Thank you.