They call it a "open source event " and this is what they say about
Mahiti is mis using terms like open source and free software, it will be
clear from the mail that follows.
-------- Original Message --------
Subject: Re - Mahiti's stance on Free and Open Source Software
Date: Mon, 29 Mar 2010 17:38:37 +0530
From: Rajeev Nair <rajeev.nair(a)mahiti.org>
I would like to clarify a few questions/doubts raised about Mahiti by a
member here on the list.
Mahiti believes in taking the middle ground in this matter,so while we
actively promote the use of FOSS and use it extensively in our
organization, we are not opposed to using proprietary software or have
anything to do with what companies like Microsoft do to promote their
products.We do our work and they do theirs.Wherever possible we use FOSS
,where not we use proprietary products.
As far as our workshops are concerned , its completely aimed at
non-profits and is not a linux tech fest or talking too much of the
idealogical aspects of FOSS, and though 95 % of sessions are using
FOSS tools,we also have google apps as a session.And we talk about dual
booting with other OS's so there too proprietary software is involved.
Its basically a technology workshop for non-profits.And the tools taught
at the workshop are FOSS tools.With some other software 'we feel' is of
use to participants.
But since a member used the term 'If Mahiti is doing this we ought to be
careful' , i suggest to him he read about Mahiti's history and work done
with the FOSS community before trying to post utterly false statements
to this list.
Mahiti Infotech Pvt. Ltd.
# 33-34, Hennur Cross
Hennur Main Road
Bangalore, India - 560043
Phone: +91 80 4148 5080/1 41150580/1
Mobile: +91 96113 44374
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