Red Hat steps in where Microsoft left in Kerala
So, Mr. VS Achuthanandan frees Kerala state of Microsoft and invites Red Hat to come in :)
Economic Times reports that Red Hat will be raking in all the moolah from the schools. In my earlier post on the issue, I had asked the same questions:
- Who is going to install and maintain the Linux systems in various schools even when the software is FREE?
- Who is going to re-train the students and professors on a new technology that is used only on 5 - 10% of the world?
- Linux certifications - who needs them?
The answer has come - implementation vendor Red Hat. it is indeed the state spending its money YET AGAIN for an idealogical high ground. What the govt. is doing is really a duplicate effort and the rupees spent here could have been utilized somewhere else on areas where it was needed.