[FSUG-Bangalore] GNU grazing on the 22nd November

renuka prasad renukaprasadb at gmail.com
Sat Nov 22 22:08:29 IST 2008

On Sat, Nov 22, 2008 at 10:01 PM, Parthan SR <parth.technofreak at gmail.com>wrote:

> renuka prasad wrote:
> > Where are the people who are associated with VTU?
> >
> > The above plan and below things looks very nice for a general protest
> > against the tie ups mentioned above, but without a single concern for
> > all those who are associated with VTU i think this will not be very
> > effective w.r.t VTU-M$ tie-up.
> >
> I 1one hundred percent agree with Renuka in this one. Without including
> people associated with VTU and as much colleges as possible under VTU
> it's going to be nearly impossible to even make them hear us. If we want
> our protest to be taken seriously by VTU, then we have to the people
> associated with VTU and the colleges along with us.
> >
> > So my suggestion is to make first students / faculties /
> > HOD/Pricipals/Management associated with VTU aware about the problems
> > of having proprietary technologies in the curriculum , and awareness
> > has to happen in each and every campus
> >
> > ( if we suggest the changes ----------------- who are the people who
> > will train the trainers and who will give any support whenever
> > required , these are the question i have already faced when i
> > previously approached for using the alternate for TALLY -- we should
> > be ready with answers - is what i meant.....
> >
> > First of all we should see that free software community
> > representatives are invloved in syllabus framing commitee --- without
> > that how will any one even look at the
> > posssibilities......................who are the people whom they can
> > involve  in the board of syllabus framing commitee....
> > How can any one invlove a stranger in the commitee --------these are
> > the challenges that we need to face ------------Thats why first we
> > should take people associated with the university in to confidence and
> > then proceed ...
> >
> We can also have NRCFOSS, as it's a project funded by Ministry of IT
> itself to spread awareness especially amongst the academic circles and
> generate human resources w.r.t FOSS so they can support a FOSS based
> industry in India. Secondly, they have been very successful in dealing
> with Anna University which is the parent univ for a majority of the
> engineering colleges in TN. Both Vikram and I have very good contacts
> with them and can talk to them to be on our side. Let me know if you
> think this is a good idea.

For doing things which are already proved good does not need any suggestion
/ permission  , we can try the best possibilities  and hope for the best.

> --
> ---
> With Regards,
> Parthan "technofreak"
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