[Fsf-friends] RMS and two book releases in bangalore / Eben in blr

Senthil Sundaram (sensunda) sensunda at cisco.com
Sun Dec 14 09:02:23 IST 2008

Dear All,
I think yesterday was a very good day for free software in blr. Multiple
events happening at different places. There was a total of two public
events by RMS with 2 book releases : FSFS book in kannada and the story
of the slum computing center book written by folks from the slum
community.  I request somebody to write about their NLS experience which
I heard was very interesting and the Kannada Bloggers event...which
discussed the aspect of new media. There were two talks by Eben - one
with Kannada Bloggers with HP Nadig , Kannada Wikipedia and one at the
National Law school.
All this has a lot of long term oppurtunities for the movement. 
However what I think is important is the value of the questions . 
It was very interesting experience when RMS answered the questions of
folks from the slum computing center - AC3 - Ambedkar Computing Center .
He also released the book 'The Future is Ours'
RMS had  a very clear understanding of  dalit politics and Ambedkar in
our context. He explained how free software fits in this context. Will
post the questions and anwers separately.
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