[Fsf-friends] Has FSF-India lost its relevance?

Raj Mathur raju at linux-delhi.org
Mon Sep 29 12:23:38 IST 2008

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On Monday 29 Sep 2008, Praveen A wrote:
> [snip]
> As you are aware FSF India does not go out and throw accusations
> against so many communities and events like foss.in, freed.in,
> mukt.in since they don't use FSF India name to take advantage.
> The issue here came when some people want to take credit of the work
> that FSF India has done without consulting with FSF India and tried
> to make their event look like it is organised by FSF India.

I take strong exception to your using freed.in as an example of an event 
that (a) leverages the FSFI name to garner support and (b) goes around 
throwing accusations against any (FOSS) community.

As the very name suggests, freed.in is about freedom.  Our motto is:

  Freedom in Technology and Software

Our theme last year was:

  Knowledge Shall Set You Free

We promote freedom, even to the extent of not permitting proprietary 
plugins like Ad*be Fl*sh to be demonstrated in our vendor area.

Even if we don't have FSFI officially participating in freed.in they 
(FSFI) have a standing invitation to join us to help promote freedom, 
and many members of FSFI have spoken at and participated in freed.in 
over the years (and Freedel before that).

Kindly provide some facts for making that statement denigrating 
freed.in.  If you don't have any, I'd expect an apology.  Ignorance is 
no excuse for slander.


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