[Fsf-friends] Open Source Tactics

Rakesh Ambati rakesh_ambati@yahoo.com
Thu Mar 18 10:05:05 IST 2004

hi friends,

    Its not the first time we have come across such
__Initiative__ posts.

 I have a bookmark (real ones which we use to mark
pages  in small rectangular objects called books)which

"The smallest good deed is better than the grandest
good intention".  

Take a moment to ask yourself,when is last time you
have helped fix some bug's in your GNU software or
written some documentation, helped someone understand
the 'nut & bolts' of operating system and software.

 Lets do some good rather than taking part in endless
posts about how to bring about change ...

Real changes comes from our contributions, our actions
speaks for us.


PS:Please ignore if I have " over board " in this

--- Ramanraj K <ramanraj@md4.vsnl.net.in> wrote:
>   Atul Asthana @ home wrote:
> >I guess, we need to draft a letter which brings out
> the comparitive advantages of using open source in
> the government. We also need to ensure that OSS
> becomes part of school and college syllabi.
> >We can then publish the letter on various lists and
> let people choose as to what their concerns are.
> >
> >  
> >
> Hmm..  Again, a deluge of postings advocating `Open
> Source' through the 
> fsf-friends mailing list.
> The Open Source Initiative is a tactic to market
> Free Software 
> principles.  Now what?  The open source fans are
> trying their tricks 
> here - trying to advocate and dump their contrived
> Open Source rhetoric 
> all over the FSF-India mailing list.   Probably the
> open source 
> tacticians should all join together and start the
> Open Source Initiative 
> - India chapter.  What a shame that we have to put
> ideas into their 
> heads.  Oh, have no fear.  Our open source friends
> don't really read and 
> understand what we write here. As usual, we could
> expect them to be dumb 
> about our protests and watch them continue with
> their usual tactics to 
> post unwelcome and inappropriate postings to this
> list in a casual and 
> brazen manner, ignoring the reasons why their `open
> source' label is not 
> fit to describe free software. [visit: 
>  ]
> Recently slashdot reported a story `five' years old,
> in which Eric 
> Raymond  says:
> /The real disagreement between OSI and FSF, the real
> axis of discord 
> between those who speak of "open source" and "free
> software", is not 
> over principles. It's over tactics and rhetoric. -  
> /http://www.linuxworld.com/story/43966.htm
> Enough of these tactics.  Let us please stick to
> plain principles with 
> free software.
> //
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