Saturday, October 14, 2006

Open Source and Sri Lanka

I heard that Sri Lanka also voted Yes for the Open Document Format at the International Standards Organization. Sri Lanka reminds me of Kerala because there is both, a top-down and bottoms-up support for open source.

I gave a talk there titled "Open Source: Creating Value in the Enterprise" at the SEARRC event and also spoke about "Open Source in Education"at Ruhuna University, which is at the southernmost tip of Sri Lanka. Ruhuna is around four hours away from Colombo by car and the road is being redone so it took much longer. The beaches and the sea en-route were gorgeous and I got some nice photographs from my car.

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