World Social Forum and FSF India.
The World Social Forum, 2004 is being held at Mumbai, India, from
January 16th to 21st. Click here for more details about the event.
Free Software Foundation of India, as an organization committed to
promoting and propagating swatantra software in India is organizing
seminars on free software at the WSF. Details will be posted here soon.
The WSF, according to its charter, is
" ... an open meeting place for reflective thinking, democratic
debate of ideas, formulation of proposals, free exchange of
experiences and inter-linking for effective action, by groups
and movements of civil society that are opposed to neo-
liberalism and to domination of the world by capital and any
form of imperialism, and are committed to building a society
centred on the human person".
We are seeking active participation from all people interested in
helping us. You can help us in the form of:-
1. Monetary Contributions - we need funds to cover the travel
expenses of volunteers for FSF - India at the WSF
2. Hardware loans - the FSF - India is planning to put up stalls
for demonstrating free software at the venue. We require
hardware for demonstrating capabilities of free software.
3. Volunteers - people to run the stall the FSF-India will be
putting up at the venue of WSF India; volunteers should be well
versed in the concepts and philosophy of free software and also
should be able to demonstrate software and applications to
visitors -- a thorough knowledge of the GNU history and
philosophy pages is required.
If you can help in any way, including, but not restricted to above,
please feel free to mail us at gnu at gnu dot org dot in.
Arun M <arun(a)gnu.org.in>