[Fsf-friends] FSF-I as a unifying force(WasRe: Statement of FSF India board on recent incidents)

V. Sasi Kumar sasi.fsf at gmail.com
Mon Dec 1 09:35:29 IST 2008

On Mon, 2008-12-01 at 07:08 +0530, Raj Mathur wrote:
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> Speaking on behalf of ILUG-Delhi (not an official position since I'm not 
> an office-bearer there but I believe the LUG will back me up), I can 
> say that we've worked with FSF-I wherever the need became apparent.  We 
> do not want to change our name to FSUG-Delhi or GLUG-Delhi, but we 
> believe in the same objectives as FSF and FSF-I, and when a common 
> target needs to be achieved we help each other, officially as well as 
> unofficially.

Well said, Raju. (I am not referring to the specific part quoted above,
but to the whole message.) I hope people in other groups also think

The only difference I have is about the name. I am not very fastidious
about names. But by calling the group Linux User Group, you are limiting
yourself to just one of the Free OSes (admitting that you call the OS
Linux). I know at least one group that still maintains the name ILUG but
has changed its expansion to Indian GNU/Linux Users Group. You know that
FreeBSD, for example, is becoming popular, and GNU Hurd will some day
(probably soon) begin to be used widely. The name FSUG would cover all
such different flavours of Free Software. Of course, the name does not
prevent you from using or promoting all of them! But still ...

V. Sasi Kumar
Free Software Foundation of India

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