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Monday, April 11, 2011

FOSS Forward Guwahati : Bharat Operating System Solution

Recently there has been a FOSS Session name FOSS Forward jointly organised by Amtron(A govt of Assam Undertaking) & CDAC. The event was started with registration followed by Inaugural Session. The event attracted many Govt Officials & Students as the participants. The welcome address was given by Mr. M. K. Yadava, MD, Amtron. It was followed by the address of the Chief Guest, Commissioner & Secretary, IT, Govt of Assam. Other distinguised Guests were Mr. Jayanta Perial, Jt Director, CDAC, Kolkata and Mr S. Srinivasan Project Scientist, CDAC, Chennai. The event started with the meaning and importance of Free & Open Souce Software. Various queries related to Open source were addressed by the experts. The speakers discussed and gave demo on the newly developed Operating System BOSS(Bharat Operating System Solutions) by CDAC and NRCFOSS(National Resource Centre for Free & Open Source Software). Case studies were discussed regarding the use of BOSS in Govt. Sector. BOSS supports all the Indian official languages. Lots of packages comes in bundle with the distro which are very much useful in day to day official activities. Ministry of Defence have already adopted BOSS as their official platform. Recently Election Department, Tripura Govt have saved lots of money by implementing BOSS in generating electoral roll.

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