On 10/28/07, Siddhesh Poyarekar <siddhesh.poyarekar(a)gmail.com> wrote:
On 10/28/07, Vihan Pandey <vihanpandey(a)gmail.com> wrote:
Please do that and make sure the upper echelons of rediff also go
through it and make sure they apologise appropriately and after that
you can render your apology as well.
Could Krishnakant/Dr. Nagarjuna please clarify how was it that this
press conference came about?
What was the theme of the conference?
Were there any journalists other than that from Rediff Money involved?
If yes then it would be worthwhile going through links to their
articles as well to see how they did.
The point is that if it was Rediff Money that approached Krishnakant
for an interview regarding this 'low cost software' then they are well
within their right to ignore whatever Krishnakant said about freedom,
FSF, etc and post only what concerns them -- low cost software for the
Also, I guess the author probably preferred to use Linux as against
GNU, FSF, etc since it's simply a better known name, hence relating to
a larger audience. To his credit, he at least mentioned 'open source'
next to free so that it is not confused with free(beer).
<flame-shield>What is it about GNU/FSF and credits anyways? Somehow
nobody in businesses want to mention their name on anything
I hope most are aware that several such "interviews" whether bollywood,
corporate, political are staged? Similar to paying big bucks to getting
yourself on Page 3 type scenario and having your raunchy music videos aired
So one way of getting positive sound bytes is to stage such positive
interviews where we can get in whatever we want.. just need a compliant
journalist.. and there are plenty out there i am sure. There are several
precedents since mythological times where the end has justified the vily
means of even our Gods.
And seeing the kind of junk that appears in mumbai mirror and mid-day i am
sure they would be more than happy to get some of the good (admittedly
geeky) stuff in.
Of course, for the current perceived debacle we can always blame the foreign
Seriously though, the warring factions need to get piss drunk together and
put all of this behind them.