On 24-Oct-07, at 3:55 PM, Vihan Pandey wrote:
it doesnt -
perhaps you are too young to have gone through periods in
our nation's history where people *really* shed *real* blood, were
tortured, starved and killed for freedom. If you had, you wouldnt
spout tripe like this.
'Tis true that i am ``too young to have gone through periods in our
nation's history where people *really* shed *real* blood, were
tortured, starved and killed for freedom".
strangely enough, if you are eager to shed blood, get imprisoned or
even give up your life for freedom, there are still opotunities in
India - lots of places where farmers and tribals are fighting
oppression - or if you want to be an international martyr, that too
can be arranged
But perhaps you have forgotten that some people actually bother to
read History books and get angry to see mankind repeating its mistakes
and misdeeds time after time. Tyranny is tyranny let it be the KGB
putting restrictions on who could use the photocopier and for what or
governments supporting DRM to suppress what information can be shared
and what can't.
kgb, hitler stalin et al != microsoft
K.G, i'm not belittling the sacrifices of our nations freedom
fighters. i'm just saying its wrong for us to ignore those who are
fighting for freedom and liberty in software and if we have an
oppertunity to say something about it - we should.
I am afraid you are belittling it - dont equate an intellectual war
with a physical one. Just think of those whistle blowers who got
killed for exposing corruption - and are getting killed every now and
then in India.