Sunday, April 18, 2010


April 8th was the day when CRT migrated...... to Free and Open Source Software!

As an NGO, with budget constraints, migrating to open source has been on the agenda for a long time.

We would like to thank the folks at IT for Change for helping with this transition and allaying our fears patiently (the biggest being Kannada font and printing).

As a first phase we have both Ubuntu and Microsoft platforms, in case of any initial hitches. We hope to make the transition completely in due course of time. The only exception being our accountant's computer since a Tally equivalent is apparently not fully developed yet.

CRT team has taken to it quite enthusiastically with many now wanting to install this on their home PCs.

It is indeed refreshing to be able to pass around the CD with the Ubuntu software installation with no worries of breach of license!

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