Next free software event. Some of us are trying to organise a
workshop on free software
for film production on 18th as part of IFFK.
If everyting goes well, soon we may hear the news of a major film
studio in India migrating to
Content of the workshop is as below.
FREE SOFTWARE - REVOLUTION IN FILM MAKING
1) Impact of digital technology in cinema
2) Inavilability of technology for the low budjet/zero budjet film makers
3) Free software - A comparison
4) Free software - explosion in film making
Need volunteers for event promotion, organisations, poster design etc...
First task, a small write up for the IFFK newsletter.
with warm regards
The anger in the use of proprietary software fsfs.in is open now. But
I am wondering where were the 'poster boys' who were very active in
Kochi conference? Why were 'whole sale' dealers of freedom silent? The
people who alleged cpim-hijack were busy organising fsfs.in that they
could not see any hijack attempt in Trivandrum. Why did these people
want to disrupt and ridicule the kochi conference? Now these people
dont have any shame in using the power of cpim and government to
promote themselves. The credibility of free software movement is in
danger due to these people. fsf-i board does not need freedom in the
fsf-i. They dont need power. But i accuse the board of using the free
software movement for attaining power. And that too at the expense of
cpim. Still these people are not ashamed of promoting cpim-hijack
theory. The personal greed for power and pejudice of these people are
not doing good to the free software movement.
I got the attaced mail in Private . So posting it for the sake of Clarity.
Why you sent me a private mail instead of replying on the list..
I have no reason for liking or disliking you Junior Stallman.
I guess I raised some valid points. You are evading the original issue. I have seen your post on lug TVM also . You are trying to save face right from the beginning by calling the guy who wrote the mail as troll.
Come on and give us a clear policy statement from FSF India.
Excuse me if I exceed the limit. These kind of guys live by making sermons and writing articles which is often cut and paste.
--- On Sun, 12/14/08, V. Sasi Kumar <sasi.fsf(a)gmail.com> wrote:
From: V. Sasi Kumar <sasi.fsf(a)gmail.com>
Subject: Re: [Fsf-friends] Events
Date: Sunday, December 14, 2008, 2:51 AM
I did not think that I gave any advice to anyone. If I remember right, I
suggested that we could put up the information on the FSF website. If
making a suggestion is wrong, please say what you think people should
I am not Jesus Christ or a priest to deliver any sermon. I am not the
practitioner of any religion. If you dislike me for some reason (though
I don't understand why, considering I don't know you), please don't
bring it to this list.
On Sun, 2008-12-14 at 00:18 -0800, A Kannan. (CUSAT) wrote:
> Cool. But this is belated wisdom.
> I thought fsf was a sponsor/supporting organization for the just
> concluded conference. I can see you on
> Why didn't you practice this advice.
> Very typical behavior that we can expect .
> Before you deliver a sermon, at least practice the religion for a
V. Sasi Kumar
Free Software Foundation of India
Prof. Eben Moglen spoke on "Free Software in New Media" at IAT hall, QUeens
Road, Bangalore on Saturday, 13th Dec.
The audience were mostly Kannada bloggers and techies, about 80 in numbers.
HP Nadig, Founder, Sampada.net also addressed the audience.
The event was reported in Kannada daily Prajavani.
When a Free Software event is planned anywhere, it would be good if a
write-up is sent to the list. We can put it up on the gnu.org.in
website. If there is a website for the event, just pointing to it would
be good enough. After an event, it would be good if someone can write a
report and post it so that it can also be put on the website. In the
long run, this will help us to see all the events that took place over a
period of time and also evaluate our work. Any event that conforms with
the ideals of Free Software can be included.
V. Sasi Kumar
Free Software Foundation of India
Glad to share with you all that, We are in process of setting up a
Movement/ Foundation for taking care of the needs of Tamil Computing
together with Free Software & its principles named 'Yavarkkumana
Menporul Arakkattalai/ Iyakkam' (can be interpreted as 'Movement/
Foundation for Software Made for Everyone'). Few work has already gone
into in terms of Translations, Workshops etc.,
Yavarkkum is "for everyone". (The word has its root in Puranaanooru &
Tirumanthiram, two ancient Tamil works) This has resulted after
initial round of Events, Meetings and discussions happened months
before at NRCFOSS, Chennai.
Srinivasan, Bharathi, Arun and myself holds the responsibility now. We
will be working with other communities across the nation on common
issues but with special emphasis on TamilNadu & Tamil.
Sri Ramadoss M
I think yesterday was a very good day for free software in blr. Multiple
events happening at different places. There was a total of two public
events by RMS with 2 book releases : FSFS book in kannada and the story
of the slum computing center book written by folks from the slum
community. I request somebody to write about their NLS experience which
I heard was very interesting and the Kannada Bloggers event...which
discussed the aspect of new media. There were two talks by Eben - one
with Kannada Bloggers with HP Nadig , Kannada Wikipedia and one at the
National Law school.
All this has a lot of long term oppurtunities for the movement.
However what I think is important is the value of the questions .
It was very interesting experience when RMS answered the questions of
folks from the slum computing center - AC3 - Ambedkar Computing Center .
He also released the book 'The Future is Ours'
RMS had a very clear understanding of dalit politics and Ambedkar in
our context. He explained how free software fits in this context. Will
post the questions and anwers separately.
Prof Eben talked about 'software as a public good' today at IIM-B.
There were some real questions on how the very basics of property is
Prof Eben brought a smile in the faces of all the business school guys -
with real examples - of how this is happening world over..
Thankful to Prof Rahul Dey for arranging this talk at IIM today.
Will try and see if a transcript/video can be uploaded.
I think the organizers might have thought that it is their FREEDOM(?!?) to
use windows in the conference.
So please go and read free software philosophies immediately.
If u want to advice others not to drink alcohol, then first you should not
drink alcohol. If u already drinking alcohol and advising others not to
drink the same, then who will listen to ur words? And also this will spoil
all the efforts of other GOOD ADVISERS
If u r a die-hard fan of those proprietary softwares, then please stay away
from all free software activities..........dont spoil the free software
philosophies any more