[Ilugc] Re: FOSS Conference @ Chennai
srivasta at debian.org
Tue Oct 30 12:18:50 IST 2007
On Tue, 30 Oct 2007 10:31:35 +0530, vivek khurana
<mailing.vivek at gmail.com> said:
> How about having a conference name without the words "free", "FOSS",
> "GNU" ? Enough of (un) conferences are happing in India with word
> Free/FOSS . Organizers should try an avoid using these commodity words
So what exactly is the goal of the conference? Just some people
getting together to have fun? (in which case, why bring it up on a
Linux mailing list?) For it to be discussed on this forum, I would
have thought that freedom would have been an integral part of the goal,
so free software is not just a commodity phrase -- it is a foundational
cause of such conferences.
Are we beginning to lose sight of what drives free software?
The absent ones are always at fault.
Manoj Srivastava <srivasta at acm.org> <http://www.golden-gryphon.com/>
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