New IT industry body proposed


companies and civil society groups supporting open source software standard in e-governance are planning to form a separate pressure group. They have proposed to form fosscom to oppose the IT industry body nasscom that has been lobbying with the government to adopt proprietary software standards.

Free and open source software (foss) codes can be accessed by any software professional and modified free of cost unlike proprietary software for which a licensing fee has to be paid to the company holding the software code. The Department of Information and Technology