[Ilugc] Bringing FLOSS to Everyday Academic Life

senthilraja P technocraze at gmail.com
Mon Apr 28 14:36:02 IST 2008

How can the students learn all these, if everything is outsourced.  Atleast
there should be some pilot project, involving the students guided by the

I am surprised, if its teh case even in Anna University, the situation would
be far worse in other engineering colleges..

What is the use of knowledge obtained in colleges in universities, if it
cannot be applied for their own requirement?

There is something wrong with our setup itself.


On Mon, Apr 28, 2008 at 8:55 AM, Kenneth Gonsalves <lawgon at thenilgiris.com>

> On 28-Apr-08, at 8:42 AM, Kapil Hari Paranjape wrote:
>  ha ha - iitm has shifted to Microsoft solution for mailserver because
> > > they cannot find anyone to maintain a Linux Mailserver
> > >
> >
> > This is truly sad!
> >
> > It is partly based on mis-information. How does one find a person who
> > can maintain a "MicroSoft solution for mailserver" *properly* but
> > cannot maintain a "Linux Mailserver". It is like saying this mechanic
> > can only fix punctures on Fiats and not Ambassadors! (I use that
> > analogy since that is the amount of maintainence that a mail server
> > requires---some periodic puncture-fixing).
> >
> they have an AMC with some company to maintain the mailserver - from a
> recent experience of mine, I can certify that there is no company in Chennai
> that has the pre-qualifications to bid for an AMC to support a mailserver -
> or to support any type of linux server/networking solution. This is a huge
> opportunity for any company courageous enough to try this out. It may be
> noted that Bangalore and Mumbai have several companies who can do this.
> --
> regards
> kg
> http://lawgon.livejournal.com
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