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Kerala Legislature moves to open source software; LibreOffice

Kerala Legislative Assembly, Kerala Government, Niyamasabha

The Kerala Legislative Assembly (Niyamsabha) has shifted to free and open software, following the expiry of support period to Windows XP. It has also started producing all its documentation, both digital and printed materials, using the free and open source office suite LibreOffice from yesterday (July 17, 2014). Zyxware Technologies in association with International Centre for Free and Open Source Software (ICFOSS) and Swathanthra Malayalam Computing (SMC) provided support for the implementation of this move and this transition took about three months to complete, according to a The Hindu Business Line report. Zyxware apparently oversaw the technology transition at the Legislature Secretariat while SMC and LibreOffice provided the required Malayalam computing tools. ICFOSS also released a Handbook to support this migration process. SMC notes that this migration was significant because the complete documentation at Niyamsabha is done in Malayalam, which is a complex text indic script. As indicated by the report, around 80…

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