Friday, December 24, 2004

Indian Tech City (Bangalore) Turns to Microsoft for E-Governance

Microsoft convinces the Bangalore government to use its proprietary software, briefly stemming the tide of international governments turning to open-source software.

Microsoft Corp. won a battle against open source software supporters in India's technology hub of Bangalore, with local authorities choosing its software for networking the state's utilities and services.

An e-governance project for the 55 million people of Karnataka state, of which Bangalore is the capital, will begin April 2005 and will be powered by Microsoft's proprietary software, an official said Monday.


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