[FSUG-Bangalore] [Fsf-friends] a clarification needed

Nagarjuna G. nagarjun at gnowledge.org
Tue Nov 18 13:11:24 IST 2008

On Tue, Nov 18, 2008 at 12:59 PM, Vikram Vincent
<vincentvikram at gmail.com> wrote:
> 2008/11/18 Arun M <arun at gnu.org.in>
>> <snip>FSF India was not part of the conference though some board members
>> participated
>> in the event. Our participation is no way an endorsement to the
>> conference.
>> FSF India do have its own stand on the conference. Please note that
>> this has nothing
>> to do with what happened.
> Why is it that FSF-I has no public opinion about anything important?
> Chennai, Kochi, Bangalore...
> We want to know the reason for FSF-I not being a part of the conference.
> From the Vision of FSF-I http://www.gnu.org.in/why-we-exist the only work of
> FSF-I is to be a not-for-profit company with certain goals which are not
> mass movement oriented. This is not useful to the Free Software Movement
> which is a mass movement.
> Is FSF-I democratic in its constitution? Meaning, are the members elected or
> do company policies apply?
> If FSF-I continues in this manner then why do we need any FSF-I? We need an
> organisation which can guide this Movement and not simply to give
> verdict/blessings that "this/you is/are right", "that/you is/are wrong",...
> We want to know how FSF-I intends to proceed in the future. Does it plan to
> be a participant in the Movement? We want it to be democratic and
> representative of the Movement in all senses and not simply through talk.

A large set of questions, and each of them will be clarified.


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