[Ilugc] Centralized Tamil Spell checker for GNU/LINUX

Sri Ramadoss M shriramadhas at gmail.com
Wed Dec 31 17:52:29 IST 2008


On Wed, Dec 31, 2008 at 5:26 PM, Rahul Sundaram
<sundaram at fedoraproject.org>wrote:

> For various reasons, many of which share a common trait with the general
> lack of Indian contributors to FOSS. A few I can think of:
>
> * With a diverse set of cultures and India misguidedly divided into states
> based on languages and with a history of education, governance and English
> as the common language based on British rule, the education system is not
> conductive to higher studies on your native tongue in India. This spills
> itself over to computers as well.
>
> * Unless the hardware costs go down significantly, the use of computers are
> going to be limited to a elite segment which already understands English and
> doesn't feel the need for localization.
>
> * Free and open source software is still very much a small niche in the
> desktop market and that is unlikely to change significantly soon.
>
> * LUG's in India are still largely limited to idealizing or troubleshooting
> end user issues rather than a inherently contributor oriented culture.
>
> * Access to Internet and especially good broadband always-on connections
> that spurred the growth of FOSS elsewhere is still a limited thing in India.
>
>

I had earlier put down few of my observations here..

http://www.ae.iitm.ac.in/pipermail/ilugc/2008-December/045398.html

Also, I hoped the myth turns reality henceforth :-)

-- 
Regards,

Sri Ramadoss M


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