[Fsf-friends] Statement of FSF India board on recent incidents

Arvind Kumar Chinniah arvindkumar.c at gmail.com
Sun Nov 30 18:02:55 IST 2008

It is not my concern for not making you sit on the Dias stage.
First you said you were not invited for the session organize.
Then, you accepted that you were invited to hold a session under you.
But this is not the actual talk of the discussion.

We are not in a descriptive manner explained about,
1) Why the Kochi Conference had a protest against Novell, why cant that be
made when the lend a hand towards you (As you were already informed, the
proof is the mail scraps at
http://www.gnu.org.in/kochi-conference-communication ). Why on that day, why
not before that?
2) Why the Free Software Foundation is not considered to be a Mass Movement.
If its not, its not going to be a community. You spoil the real nature of
Democracy (and in turn Freedom) in that.


On Sun, Nov 30, 2008 at 4:00 PM, V. Sasi Kumar <sasi.fsf at gmail.com> wrote:

> On Sun, 2008-11-30 at 14:27 +0530, Arvind Kumar Chinniah wrote:
> > Excellent go ahead with your complete strategy on and against the
> > democratic stance on freedom and software.
> > You were informed about that, else I don't know how you were present
> > in the campus ? (A BASIC LOGIC MESS).
> I did not understand what I was informed about. If you are talking about
> the Cochin University conference, yes, I was not only informed, but also
> invited to chair a session. I declined the offer because I had another
> commitment and I was not sure whether I would be able to even
> participate in the conference. I informed the organisers not to make me
> chairman for any session because of this confusion. I told them that I
> would participate if I could. So what is your problem? That I did
> participate in the conference? Are you saying that I should not have
> participated?
> > And even dont know how you guys went on through taking sessions that
> > too from the first day morning.
> You mean to say that those who had agreed to take sessions should not
> have? So that it would throw the conference into confusion? So that you
> could have then blamed these people for having created the confusion?
> Sorry to disappoint you there.
> > A symbol can be patented, even I'm against it, pls get to know abt
> > that if u r ignorant. (Hope this can be made as a separate thread of
> > discussion).
> Thank you for the knowledge. I did not know that a symbol could be
> patented. Hope you are knowledgeable about patents.
> > You said you accept the money or incentive, if you were sponsored, on
> > their willingness. The case in Kochi Conference also is the same.
> > All the linux user groups were asked for sponsor, Novell user group
> > came out with a quote for sponsoring at the platinum level.
> Oh so was it the Novell user group that sponsored the conference? Must
> be a rather wealthy group if they could become the Platinum sponsor of a
> conference that hosted 1500 people.
> > The question is "Are you the only authoritive to make decisions on
> > free software in India ?"
> > I was actually expecting an answer for this. And the other are all due
> > to the way you made your statement page.
> Of course not. Actually, I don't make any decisions on free software in
> India. It is actually the governments and the people who make decisions.
> We Free Software advocates talk to them why they should adopt Free
> Software and Free formats. That is all.
> Best
> --
> V. Sasi Kumar
> Free Software Foundation of India
> http://swatantryam.blogspot.com
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