[Fsf-friends] Re: Microsoft to set up university in (Bangalore)city

Vikram Vincent vincentvikram@[EMAIL-PROTECTED]
Tue Jul 17 13:22:29 IST 2007

On 17/07/07, shriramadhas <shriramadhas at gmail.com> wrote:
> It was possible with auditors.. When all auditors came forth to oppose it
> unitedly.. that isn't visible.. here..
> will infosys & wipro come and support the cause..??

No they will not support this cause. At least not at present.

putting petitions.. conducting siganture campaings.. when porridge, water &
> food are still the concerns and m$ and others of such kind have "enough"
> to
> address them.. .. will have little impact...

Well this is an issue that the people who are struggling for "porridge,
water and food" will not feel at present. But we have to focus on them too.
Our current target crowd should be the under-graduate, graduate and PG

> > Ok. We set up a "University of Free Software". Who is going to run it?
> We
> > are unable to bring out good documentation as of now and still have a
> long
> > way to go with other aspects... how do you suggest we go about this? We
> > already find it tough to maintain a few full time employees for FSF(if I
> am
> > not mistaken)...
> > Let us work towards protecting and improving what we already have.
> too much of a fore sight ;-) and why are we expecting FSF all time to do
> this.. ?? together we have to pull.. burden not on FSF alone.. :-)

We need leadership. A collective leadership. FSF can/should provide that
leadership. Many minds put together will get better results. I'm sure ESR's
work is a guide to that ;-) (The Cathedral and the Bazaar).

> i think free software is also a political movement ;-)

Hmm... I thought that that was the first premise of the theorem.

Vikram Vincent
Project Engineer,
NRCFOSS, AU-KBC Research Centre,

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