Great achievement by ICFOSS, Zyxware and SMC. Few  articles in English:


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From: Anivar Aravind <>
Date: Thu, Jul 17, 2014 at 1:58 PM
Subject: [libreoffice-l10n] Kerala Legislative Assembly has moved to Free Software and Libreoffice
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The Kerala Legislative Assembly[1] (Kerala state , India) as of July 17,
2014 produces all its documentation, both printed and digital, on a Free
Software platform using Libreoffice .  Hon. Speaker announced  in
Legislative assembly yesterday . The point which makes this undertaking
unique is the fact that the complete documentation at the Niyamasabha is
done in Malayalam, a complex text indic scipt

The migration process is implimented with the support of  Zyxware
Technologies[2] in association with ICFOSS[3], a govt centre to promote
foss  and Swathanthra Malayalam Computing(SMC)[4] , a FOSS developer
community working on Indian Language support and localizations

See below poster .

Some media reports about the same is published in vernacular language press
and it is available here

The migration was in the light of Government of Kerala's recent order
announced its intention to transition computers in the Departments,
institutions and PSUs under it to Free and Open Source platforms, in the
opportunity caused due to expiry of support period to Windows XP.  [5]

International centre for free and open source software(ICFOSS) has brought
out a Handbook last month to support the process of migration [6]

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Anivar Aravind
Swathanthra Malayalam Computing