[Fsf-friends] Re: RMS note to Vivaravicharam: GNU Swatantra
Dileep M. Kumar
Mon Sep 1 11:00:13 IST 2003
On Sun, Aug 31, 2003 at 10:23:06PM -0400, Richard Stallman wrote:
>>>That sounds plausible to me. If "kappam" is Tamil, is there an
>>>equivalent Sanskrit term?
The word Kappam is in Malayalam too. There is another word
"Chungam". This also means Kappam (A sort of tax/fees given to a King
for protecting the land/people. King/Lords (Nattu Raja) of smaller
states gave this to Chakravarti (King of Kingdoms).
>>>Before the FSF India was started, we thought of calling it the
>>>Swatantra Software Sabha. But someone argued that the term had
>>>been appropriated by right-wing parties. Others disagreed. There
>>>was no consensus on using it, so we didn't.
Swatantra Software Sabha - Sounds fine. We have to find an appropriate
term for Software also. I read in one magazine a term for Computer -
Gananam = Computing
Yanthram = Machine
I suggest Ganana Soothram for Software.
Sootram = Technique
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