Last week, we met the police offficer in charge of the Cyber Cafe licensing
and requested the changes. We found the officer quite open to changes. Many
a times, community members feel that people are against us if they do not
recommend open source. However, I find that since open source/free software
is a relatively new phenomenon it is more a question of lack of awareness.
We made the police officers aware about Linux as a desktop operating system.
Given the size of India, there is a lot of work to be done in terms of
awareness building. As Red Hat's chairman, Matthew Szulik keeps saying, "It
is a marathon, not a sprint."