[FSUG-Bangalore] New requests - IISc/IIM and Cisco -discussed in the fsug meeting

Anivar Aravind anivar.aravind at gmail.com
Mon Nov 10 12:05:29 IST 2008

On Mon, Nov 10, 2008 at 11:36 AM, Senthil Sundaram (sensunda)
<sensunda at cisco.com> wrote:
> Dear All,
> I told about IIsc students requesting a session and CIsco requesting a
> session.  I am not clear if its too late or not too late.
> However if possible we are willing work for the following:
> 1) Organising a RMS talk clubbed with other events at - IISc or IIM . We can
> take care of hosting , getting auditorium and so on..
> Topic suggested "Myth of Intelectual Property or Why Patents are land mines"
> or something on the lines- as many IP cells are being promoted in these
> institutes of national importance and academicans are doing patents and so
> on

Good suggession.  Arun communicatec RMS will be in bangalore few more
dates (not finalised yet) we can ask him about the possibility of
accomodatimg More events.  BMS have a next slot. Their request is
already pending .

Also I feel the term 'Intellectual Property' in event title need to be
changed. Patents, copyright & trademarks are three independent &
totally different laws .
See RMS article :
Did You Say "Intellectual Property"? It's a Seductive Mirage

Don't Let 'Intellectual Property' Twist Your Ethos

Myth of Patents  may be a good title. But we have to ask RMS before
fixing the subject. We need to make sure that all topics need to be

> 2) Cisco : has requested a talk . Many technical leaders here will feel
> honoured to hear RMS - becuase of the fact our life is entwined with
> GDB,Emacs - but we dont discuss the philosophical political aspects - which
> has made this possible.

Ask Cisco to write to RMS. We already discussed in the meeting. RMS
had some major issues with Cisco earlier.
http://www.stallman.org/archives/2005-jul-oct.html#02 August 2005 (Cisco)

> Topic Suggested  "History of Free Software" - in a way which can expose the
> techies to the philosophy . However this needs to be on a working day . We
> will also try to rope in folks from IBM and so on..Please let us know if
> there is a slot - if there is then I will work with management and get this
> confirmed.
> thanks
> senthil
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