With due respect to your initiative of spreading very useful
news/initiatives and also on your professional media reporter skills,
I still think this mail IS OT.
There was some discussion on the BCS mailing list(I think) related to
e-governance. I had given some pointers on various groups on
e-governance which mention proprietory softwares. After that, those
mails were suddenly stopped!!!
I think most of us today have a very wrong notion that all the
"e-things" related to Government are FLOSS only. Please correct your
views on this. check out many e-groups on e-governance and similar
topics. they are not necessarily against proprietory software but they
are neither pro-FOSS.
....just some views....
On 3/3/06, Frederick Noronha (FN) <fred@byte...> wrote:
> Off-topic. But could be of interest to some around Pune/Baramati. I hope
> to be there. Let's see the world of FLOSS generating a whole lot of
> unique and useful programmes too! FN
> -------- Forwarded Message --------
> Sixth Annual Baramati Initiative on ICT and Development
> Baramati, Maharashtra, India – March 9 - 11, 2006
> Co-Organized by: Vidya Pratishthan's Institute of Information
> & Technology YES BANK
> The Potential of E-Agriculture
> This is the sixth in a series of conferences organized by
> Vidya Pratishthan's Institute of Technology (VIIT) in
> Baramati, Maharashtra, India. This year, the conference will
> focus on the use of Information and Communication Technology
> in Agriculture (e-Agriculture), exploring avenues through
> which governments, NGO's, development agencies and corporates
> can work to successfully promote e-agriculture to benefit the
> rural economy.