Kerala IT Policy 2017 (Draft)

Department of Electronics & Information Technology

Govt. of Kerala

2.3.2. SME Sector and Free software

SME industries in various sectors can adopt free software to

  1. reduce cost.
  2. improve services
  3. Improve legal compliance.

The government shall support development of free software tools and promote their adoption through local hardware vendors. Some of the tools that are relevant include those for accounting, customer management, billing, micro-finance and ERP. The State shall also help the development of local small-scale IT services businesses that are based on FOSS.

Public adoption of Free software Free software and Human Capital