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

V. Sasi Kumar sasi.fsf at gmail.com
Sun Nov 30 18:34:06 IST 2008

On Sun, 2008-11-30 at 18:02 +0530, Arvind Kumar Chinniah wrote:
> 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.

Since you raised the point, I explained what happened. I said FSF India
was not invited to join in organising the conference. Later, I was
invited to chair a session.

> 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?

Good question. Please ask the question to those who protested against
Novell. I was not informed that Novell was going to be the main sponsor.
Even if I was informed, why should I protest? As already explained,
neither FSF nor FSF India has a boycott Novell campaign. It is
independent. I don't have anything more to say about it.

> 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.

FSF is not considered a mass movement because its function is different.
We have tried to explain this in several mails.

V. Sasi Kumar
Free Software Foundation of India

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