GTech partners with Red Hat to catalyse open source adoption in Kerala
The Kerala government’s IT policy encourages the adoption of open source and open technologies in the public domain. Hence, the Group of Technology
Companies (GTech), the industry body for IT companies in Kerala, has recently signed an MoU with Red Hat.
The partnership aims to create enhanced awareness on various open source technologies amongst IT professionals in the state. The MoU will facilitate partnerships between Red Hat and GTech member companies. The efforts will focus on research and product development in open source software technologies.
The state government has also emphasised the need to promote open source among SMEs. According to the terms of the MoU, Red Hat will organise events in IT parks across the state. These events were kickstarted in November 2017, and include lectures, seminars and presentations spanning the Internet of Things (IoT), artificial intelligence, analytics, development tools, content management systems, desktop publishing and other connected topics.