[Fsf-friends] [Fwd]: Sign this petition and support free/GNUsoftware

Raj Mathur raju@linux-delhi.org
Thu Jun 24 01:09:25 IST 2004

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>>>>> "Mahesh" == Mahesh T Pai <paivakil@vsnl.net> writes:

    Mahesh> Raj Mathur said on Wed, Jun 23, 2004 at 10:36:33PM +0530,:
    >> How have we stood up to Apple?

    Mahesh> Thanks to AB, the site is hosted. IIRC in _US_.

My primary concern was the Indian aspect of PlayFair, which seems to
have got completely overlooked in the brouhaha.  When I posted the
first message to LIG, it was a call to arms for preventing Apple (or
any other organisation) trying to invoke DMCA-like restrictions in
India.  Getting a site for PlayFair was low priority, or even
unimportant.  It seems that we have completely failed in the first
objective -- PlayFair has moved outside India, and we are now fair
game for the next vendor who stifles our freedom to host content that
harms nobody except his top line of revenue.

PlayFair and FSF may have won, but India has lost.

    Mahesh> That FSF-I is backing the current avatar of Apple's bete
    Mahesh> noire is public, (at least, that is what the pages said,
    Mahesh> when I went there few days back). Every forum interested
    Mahesh> in that project pointed to the pages sponsored by AB.
    Mahesh> IIRC, the contact ID for the whois for the domain was
    Mahesh> thesaidguy <at> _gnudotorgdotin_.  And so far, the FSF-I
    Mahesh> is yet to hear from Apple, AFAIK. A reasonable time for
    Mahesh> response has passed.

    Mahesh> So, I guess it is time to conclude that we have called the
    Mahesh> bluff.


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