[Fsf-friends] Boycott Novell Protesters Man-handled at National Conference on Free Software 2008

Praveen A pravi.a at gmail.com
Mon Nov 17 12:39:47 IST 2008

2008/11/16 haynes davis <haynesdavis at gmail.com>:
> Anivar was one among the organizers. If he was serious enough about the
> boycott Novell protest he could have convinced the other organizing
> committee members earlier itself. Why did he waited till the last day?
> True spirit of Freedom should make us help others to understand freedom
> software better.

Because the fact that Novell is the primary sponsor is hidden by the
organisers. Can you see Novell's name mentioned in the conference

> So what i feel is Anivar was copyrighting the Boycott Novell protest for
> himself. I dont believe he was interested in the ideological aspect of the
> boycott novell protest in this case, rather he was using the issue to
> fulfill his concealed agenda or else he could have intervened in the early
> stages of organizing itself.

Many of us in the community who know Anivar for a long time does not
subscribe to this idea of Anivar acting on any concealed agenda as you
suggest. He has closely worked with the Boycott Novell campaign from
its launch.

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