Following mail is in circulation on various GLUGs/Lugs. Please do
some image building excercise.
| Registered Linux User # 223684
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Today I received a mail from FSF India list about a new logo for FSF
India. Curious to see how this fine logo was produced using free
software i checked it up using pdfinfo, here is the result
[raj@swathi fsf]$ wget -q http://gnu.org.in/graphics/FSFIndia.pdf
[raj@swathi fsf]$ pdfinfo FSFIndia.pdf
Creator: Adobe Illustrator 9.0
Producer: Adobe PDF library 4.800
CreationDate: Sat Apr 26 04:18:34 2003
Page size: 595.275 x 841.89 pts
File size: 56828 bytes
PDF version: 1.3
I was shocked and surprised at this blatant use of proprietary software
by FSF India. Now cu
rious to see if this is an aberration or a practice,
I checked other posters from the site.
[raj@swathi fsf]$ wget -q http://gnu.org.in/graphics/poster01.jpg
[raj@swathi fsf]$ ./jhead -v poster01.jpg
Exif header 5530 bytes long
Software = "Adobe Photoshop 7.0?"
DateTime = "2003:03:18 15:14:43?"
nuff said, but insults to Stallman and FSF do not end here, The
asks all of us to use
"Linux" that too in bold red colour. It is also a good exercise to
check other pdfs in that page.
I do not want to make any comments about the hypocrisy of FSF India, as
facts speak for themselves. But one thing is sure, people responsible
for this have no clue about the principals of Free Software or GNU
project or are least bothered about all that. If there is some one in
FSF india who care about the stuff written in the posters please bring
out a public apology for doing exactly opposite of what you all have
been preaching for long and redo all the graphics using free software.
PS: The pages referred here are from http://gnu.org.in/graphics/
. I know
this is a bit off topic here, but the main FSF list do not tolerate any
critisism of FSF India.