[FSUG-Bangalore] [Fsf-friends] a clarification needed
rakeshklr at gmail.com
Tue Nov 25 11:13:34 IST 2008
All the questions from all active free software volunteers for the best
interest of the movement (especially the questions raised by Vikram) need to
be clarified...Please ensure democratic functioning of the free software
movement in India...
I hope FSF-I responsibles would come up with the answers...
No one can play hide and seek for a long time in such a movement...
On Tue, Nov 25, 2008 at 10:29 AM, Vikram Vincent <vincentvikram at gmail.com>wrote:
> 2008/11/18 Nagarjuna G. <nagarjun at gnowledge.org>
> 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
>> >> 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
>> > organisation which can guide this Movement and not simply to give
>> > verdict/blessings that "this/you is/are right", "that/you is/are
>> > We want to know how FSF-I intends to proceed in the future. Does it plan
>> > be a participant in the Movement? We want it to be democratic and
>> > representative of the Movement in all senses and not simply through
>> A large set of questions, and each of them will be clarified.
> Since almost a week has passed would this be an ok time for a friendly
> Kindly also address the following:
> When was the last time that FSF-I had an election to the committee? When
> does it plan to have the next elections?
> Which system of functioning does FSF-I follow since sister FSFs do not
> follow the same system...
> Vikram Vincent
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> Fsf-friends at mm.gnu.org.in
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