sorry lost the date ....
can someone elaborate the agenda
and when is the meet scheduled.
--- Manilal <manilal(a)caths.co.uk> wrote:
> > Starting with 8th Standard this year.
> > I would like to request all free software
> activists from Kerala to
> > make yourself available for this meeting and
> contribute to the
> > initiative.
> > Thanking You,
> > Arun.
> > Venue: Shikshak Sadan, near Ernakulam South
> Railway station.
> > Time : 10 am - 3.30 pm
> Months ago there was a meeting held at Freedom Hall
> ( C-DIT City Centre,
> Thiruvanathapuram) which seriously(?) discussed the
> e-governance and Free
> Software. Free Software activists from
> Thiruvanathapuram including the FSF
> representatives attended the meeting. At the end of
> the meeting an ad-hoc
> committee was formed and decided to produce a
> working model of Free
> Software in e-Governance. And then no news ...
> Just remembered the TVM Meeting, when I saw this
> Fsf-friends mailing list
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I propose we create a Legal Affairs Wing to discuss, research and
solve legal issues involving the use of Free Software. Pressing issues
should receive the highest priority, but we cannot afford to lose sight
of the fact that GNU Freedom could become the mother of *all* our
Freedoms. Law reform and the task of reducing law to code would be the
main work of the Legal Affairs Wing. Modern legal systems need to use
Often, people imagine legal applications to be "vertical" but on the
contrary, nothing could be more "horizontal". Law is the common
background for *all* of us. Making the law available as free software
code would make free software more ubiquitous in society.
Today's editorial in the Hindu, includes an opinion on "Making
Government Intelligent" that is available online at :
http://www.hindu.com/2005/03/21/stories/2005032101751000.htm . We need
to act quickly. Free software is based on the philosophy of love,
sharing, and freedom, and the same social colloboration is needed to
reduce the law to code to achieve success. Many entities have "business
rules" written in antiquated languages based on non-free software, and
the lack of availability of equivalent or better free software code is
cited as main reason justifying use of non-free software. Our involvment
in a constructive way is necessary to bring about an important change.
The Legal Affairs Wing (LAW) should have two clear divisions, (1) "FSF
LAW", dealing with matters involving issues directly concerning FSF
India, such as gpl violations, and very specific issues concerning use
of free software, and (2) "GNU LAW" dealing with the law in general.
Please make room for GNU LAW - it will change our lives for the better :)
André Rebentisch" <arebenti(a)web.de> created
http://www.ffii.in/. please visit this site and if any
from India is interested to maintain this site, please
contact me or buero(a)ffii.org. This is very important
development and all the people who want to maintain and
promote software freedom should join here.
Hurd/L4 Developer Marcus Brinkmann Interviewed
GNU is Not Unix | Posted by CowboyNeal on Saturday March 19, @09:26AM
from the papa-on-brand-new-bag dept.
wikinerd writes "A few years ago when the GNU OS was almost complete, the
kernel was the last missing piece, and most distributors combined GNU with the
Linux kernel. But the GNU developers continued their efforts and unveiled the
Hurd in 1990s, which is currently a functioning prototype. After the Mach
microkernel was considered insufficient, some developers decided to start a new
project porting the Hurd on the more advanced L4 microkernel using cutting-edge
operating system design, thus creating the Hurd/L4. Last February one of the
main developers, Marcus Brinkmann, completed the process initialization code
and showed a screenshot of the first program executed on Hurd/L4 saying 'The
dinner is prepared!' Now he has granted an interview about Hurd/L4, explaining
the advantages of microkernels, the Hurd/L4 architecture, the project's goals
and how he started the Debian port to Hurd."
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