Kerala IT Policy 2017 (Draft)

Department of Electronics & Information Technology

Govt. of Kerala

1. Objectives

  1. Provide a general guidelines to enable the Awareness Acceptance and adoption of FOSS technologies in government.
  2. Increasing Free Software Adoption among Citizens
  3. Provide a Guidelines to Government agencies on considerations that must be made prior to acquiring any custom-developed code
  4. Highlight a minimum rights to Government-wide reuse and rights to modify the code on any software made for Government.
  5. Guidelines for making the custom-developed code for Government, broadly available, subject to limited exceptions
  6. Establish requirements for releasing custom-developed source code, including securing the rights necessary to make some custom-developed code releasable to the public as OSS
  7. Provide instructions and resources to facilitate implementation of this policy
  8. Facilitate the implementation of the FOSS policy 2014 in accordance with the needs of the state

IT Expo Kerala Nodal Agency