Sayamindu Dasgupta wrote:
Looks like Apple has unleashed it's lawyers upon sarovar.org
Yes, sarovar team has decided to pull the project down. It was not a
happy decision to take, but too many factors were out of our control and
people want to avoid court appearances if possible.
This case sets dangerous precedents, and if I am right is the first use
of litigation against a free software site in India. Corporations are
using litigation as a very effective weapon against freedom, as free
software hackers have little defense against it.
I personally believe that an organization like FSF India should take up
this case on behalf of free software hackers in this country and we all
should support them in this endeavor. I personally have many difference
of opinion with some of the policies and actions of FSF India, but this
is not the time to think about the differences, but what we have in
common. This is a threat against all of us and we all should give our
support to FSF India in fighting it, if they decide to do so. I have
already written to FSF Board to consider this, and extending all support
including what ever money I can muster to fight this case. I request you
all to write to RMS and fsf board expressing your support, in what ever
way you can, to help them fight this.
Today it's me, Tomorrow it could be any one of us.
FSF India is studying the case with help from experts in this matter.
Needless to say, FSF india will support in whatever way it can.