Kerala chooses GNU/Linux

The Indian state of Kerala has chosen to migrate to GNU/Linux and it was a visit from Richard Stallman that put free software over the top.

Free software guru Richard Stallman’s visit last week had nudged the schools to discard the proprietary software altogether, state education minister MA Baby told FE [Financial Express]. Stallman has inspired Kerala’s transition to free software on the lines of an exciting model of a Spanish province, which did the same, the minister said.

Local computer vendors will appreciate this sales opportunity, particularly after Microsoft’s recent sting operation executed there.