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Kerala, India to Adopt FOSS, and Docvert

Rounding up a few interesting news items today:

Recently, Tamil Nadu, a high technology state in India, announced its move to FOSS for 99% of government computing infrastructure.

Now its neighbor, Kerala, is also moving to FOSS. Combined, these states have a population of nearly 95 million people–more than Germany–and both are key states in India’s IT economy.
Item 2 is an update to Docvert, an LGPL web service for converting documents like MS Word “.doc” files to the ODF standard or other XML-based formats. Anyone can install it on their own web server to convert documents, or use it as a base on which to build further software projects.

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