Awesome! Hope more  governments work on such a move. Kudos to all who made
it possible.
On 13-Jan-2016 20:19, "Subhashish Panigrahi" <subhash...@cis-india.org>
wrote:

> This is a great news!
>
> Just tweeted about this great policy change by the TN govt. :)
>
> best,
> subha
>
> On 1/13/2016 4:27 PM, Ravishankar Ayyakkannu wrote:
>
> Hi,
>
> On 09th January 2016, WMIN, on behalf of Global Tamil Wikimedia Community,
> signed an MoU with Tamil Virtual Academy, Chennai.
>
> We will collaborate with or seek support from Tamil Virtual Academy under
> various domains including and starting with the following:
>
>    - Policy initiatives for adoption of free content licenses in public
>    institutions
>    - Infrastructure support
>    - Capacity building programs
>    - Digitization of Galleries, Archives, Museums, Libraries in Tamil Nadu
>    - Access to information for writing Wikipedia articles
>    - Wikipedia content improvement
>    - Outreach
>    - Wikipedia in Education
>
> Global Tamil Wikimedia Community approved this collaboration with
> unananimous support. Full text of this MoU
> <https://ta.wikipedia.org/s/4o7x> can be seen here.
> *Tamil Virtual Academy* (TVA) is a high-profile
> <http://tamilvu.org/tvateam/html/board_membersen.htm> autonomous
> institution established by the Government of Tamil Nadu under its
> Information Technology Department. TVA aims at providing Internet-based
> resources and opportunities for the Tamil communities living in different
> parts of the globe as well as others interested in learning Tamil, Science,
> Technology, Tamil Computing software and acquiring knowledge of the
> history, art, literature and culture of the Tamils and to identify,
> establish, maintain and promote the solutions for the Tamil computing
> requirements of Tamil Diaspora, Government, Educational, Media and Business
> institution.
>
> We believe that collaborations like these will help us set the precedent
> to engage in free content advocacy works in other parts of the country.
>
> Thanks,
>
> Ravi
>
>
>
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> Best!
> Subhashish Panigrahi
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