[Fsf-friends] [bytesforall_readers] RE: Re: [Indic-computing-users] NEWS: International Open Source Network(localisation too) (fwd)

FN fred@bytesforall.org
Sat, 22 Feb 2003 23:03:30 +0530 (IST)

>From the BytesForAll_readers mailing list. Just to give an idea of some of
the debate elsewhere. FN

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Dear Isa,

> Thanks Sunil,
> Systems should be up within a week or so...

Thanks for that. And sorry for my rudeness in my original post. Let me
offer you a deal to try and make up.

Please consider changing the name 'International Open Source Network' to
'International Free Software Network'. Here 'Free' as in 'Freedom'.

The term 'Open source' only pays homage to the first freedom in the GPL.
* The freedom to study how the program works, and adapt it to your needs

The term 'Free software' encompasses all 4 freedoms 
* The freedom to run the program, for any purpose
* The freedom to study how the program works, and adapt it to your needs
* The freedom to redistribute copies so you can help your neighbor 
* The freedom to improve the program, and release your improvements to
the public

...notice how these freedoms affect ownership and control of
technologies. This paradigm shift is critical in overcoming the Digital

If the name of your organization is changed. We [MAHITI] will build a
high quality portal cum collaboration platform for you just like
Plone.org for 'Free'. Here 'Free' as in 'Free Lunch'. Details of
Zope/Plone below. 

Hope you will forgive my audacity :-)



Notable users of Plone include Government of Hawaii, Lufthansa, NATO,
AARP, CBS New York, Austrian Government, Activestate.com and University
College London

We will be using Plone / Zope content management system.
1. Short Profile: http://www.zope.org/Members/limi/plone-1.0-release
2. Movie: http://www2.state.hi.us/dags/icsd/content/video/higovdemo.avi
3. Book: http://plone.org/documentation/book
4. Other Zope Clients: http://www.zope.com/ZopeClientList

Sunil Abraham, CEO
MAHITI Infotech Pvt. Ltd.
'Reducing the cost and complexity of ICTs'
314/1, 7th Cross, Domlur
Bangalore - 560 071 Karnataka, INDIA
Ph/Fax: +91 80 4150580. Mobile: 98441 01150
sunil@mahiti.org http://www.mahiti.org

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