(Summary: This paper explains what is open source and open format; why they should be used; and talks about some good open source programmes that run on Windows.
Text of Talk delivered by Justice Yatindra Singh on 20.09.2008 on the Software Freedom Day at the University of Allahabad, Allahabad.)
Two of my finest years have been spent roaming around the corridors of the science faculty of the Allahabad University. Thank you for giving me this opportunity to renew those memories. I am happy to be here to talk about open source, open formats, and some popular open source programmes on windows.
Mahatma Gandhi's philosophy was,
'Means are more important than the end: it is only with the right means that the desired end will follow.'
To the charge that 'means are after all means', he would say,
‘Means, after all, are everything’.