[FSUG-Bangalore] Is civil disobedience required for Free Software Movement

Parthan SR parth.technofreak at gmail.com
Wed Nov 19 09:31:32 IST 2008

renuka prasad wrote:
> Want to hear from you all about the subject mentioned above
> This request is  not for discussions about any particular event or any 
> incidents that have or are taking place , please avpid any kind of 
> cross references , please put your own thought
> More interested  to know what software freedom fighters think about 
> this , If you are a software freedom fighter believing in the 
> ideologies of FSM initiated by RMS and can think about the topic 
> mentioned in the subject can help me in understanding about the same
I feel Civil Disobedience as a whole has a lot of cultural context over 
it, not in the basic idea of the responsibility of citizens to act on 
their conscience even if it is against the country's law, but the way it 
has been expressed and made use of. Especially for Indians, the word 
brings one man into our immediate memory. What matters it is how we 
deliver Civil Disobedience and how effective it is. Mahatma Gandhi's 
Civil Disobedience movement was one of the most successful ones in world 
history but it took a lot of time, effort, lives and what not. On the 
whole, it is one of the best tools available against an authoritarian, 
suppressive rule but only if done in the right way.

With Regards,

Parthan "technofreak"
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