"3. Policy StatementGovernment of India shall endeavour to adopt Open Source Software in all e-Governance systems implemented by various Government
organizations, as a preferred option in comparison to Closed Source Software (CSS).
The Open Source Software shall have the following characteristics:
3.1 The source code shall be available for the community / adopter / end-user to study and modify the software and to redistribute copies of either the original or modified software.
3.2 Source code shall be free from any royalty."