Indian Government Makes Open-Source Drivers A Requirement For e-Governance Projects

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http://techie-buzz.com – The Indian Government has initiated its e-Governance projects to connect the millions of Indians living in villages to the internet and related services. A very important part of this project is the procurement of the required hardware – most notably PCs and peripherals – for use by the people.The Indian Government has announced that open drivers are a requirement for the hardware that will be procured under the e-governance projects. This is what the preamble of the Policy on Device Drivers for Procurement of Hardware for e-Governance says:Government of India (GOI) endeavours to prov (General)