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CHENNAI: Panacea Dreamweavers Software Pvt Ltd has released its Windows-based open source Tamil language tools into the public domain. Its open source tools, application and source code which are the product's DNA are available to end-users, who are free to alter it to their requirement, said Mr R. Duraipandi, Director (Technology).

The Chennai-based company offers 12 software packages and open source tools for work on Indian language computing, Mr Duraipandi said at a function here on Tuesday.

According to Prof M. Anandakrishnan, former vice-chancellor of Anna University, open source software would accelerate participatory and democratic means of development. It would help avert monopoly, he said.

(This article was published in the Business Line print edition dated November 11, 2005)
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