[Fsf-friends] An Open letter on OOXML happenings in India

CK Raju, Thrissur ck.thrissur at gmail.com
Tue Jun 3 20:40:55 IST 2008

A bit of ad hominem is called for. One has to search google with
keywords 'deepak phatak iit prof microsoft e-governance awards' to
know about the missing link between the professor and the corporate.
CK Raju

On 6/3/08, Praveen A <pravi.a at gmail.com> wrote:
> It is time of Open Letters, this time it is from Dr Deepak Phatak of IIT
> Bombay.
> "With reference to the recent happenings in connection with the ISO
> standardization process of OOXML, actions by or on behalf of Microsoft
> have caused me deep pain and hurt. Apart from the personal anguish,
> these actions have tarnished the name of my Institute along with that
> of several other organizations represented on our committee. In my
> opinion, these actions go well beyond the behavioral boundaries for a
> commercial entity. some of these amount to interference with the
> governance process of a sovereign country. Luckily, wiser and
> experienced people are in-charge of governance of the nation. However,
> as a humble teacher and a proud Indian, I wish to register a strong
> and visible protest."
> It is a really long post, but surely worth reading. It will give you
> an insight into a real and personal experience by a professor in one
> of the most respected instituitions of our country.
> Read full letter at http://deepakphatak.blogspot.com/2008/05/this-is.html
> Cheers
> Praveen
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