[Fsf-friends] Use of Windows by some speakers

Arun M arun at gnu.org.in
Sun Dec 14 00:55:39 IST 2008

Dear Sunil,

Mistake is mistake and it has to be corrected. It would have been nice
if you had
joined as a volunteer for the conference. We were just a hand full of
people who were doing
most of the work at the end of the day. All the committees and
officials did not do the sweat job.
And it is a fact that technical track was on our lowest priority.

Out of around 16 technical session only one came out to be wrong
decisions. Out of nearly 50 panelist
who participated in policy session, no one found any major policy issues.

In the exhibition area only issue that was found is one person having
a windows laptop in SBT stall.
State Bank of Travencore was a sponsor for the event and they were
given a stall. They were distributing
their publicity materials. One of their staff was having a windows
based laptop.

Having windows like theme is not a wrong thing IMHO. Some one asked
about streaming technology used.
It is giss.tv and as far as we know it is based on free software and
ogg format.
Video conferencing was with Ekiga.

with warm regards

On Sun, Dec 14, 2008 at 12:36 AM, Sunil Thomas Thonikuzhiyil
<vu2swx at gmail.com> wrote:
> Hi,
> It is interesting to see that  partly proprietary java fx got in.
> I am not asking for the details of tech committee.
>  Sunil
> On Sun, Dec 14, 2008 at 12:33 AM, Arun M <arun at gnu.org.in> wrote:
>> >  Was there any peer review in selecting topics . Or was it done
>> > arbitrarily.
>> >
>> > Do you have any clue to it.
>> There was a program committee for technical presentations.
>> regards
>> arun

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