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Bangalore: While many people take the slogan “Saying no to software patents” to mean the right to usage of free Internet software, the issue of patenting is rooted in a larger milieu, affecting not only users of software, but also those who develop software and service it.
"Richard.M.Stallman (RMS), the founder of Free Software Foundation, will be in Bangalore from 12th to 14th (tentative) December 2008. Following this, FSUG Bangalore along with RV College of Engineering has plans to organize a set of events and would like to hear from Free Software enthusiasts around in Bangalore about various possibilities of their participation during this occasion..."
Free Software User Group, Bangalore now has a brand new site. It is built using Media wiki , which powers the Wikipedia project. The logo designed by Hiran Venugopalan is beautiful, its type and composition is just perfect. Kudos to Anivar and all the those who contributed towards this long pending task.
sujith shares his experiences during the Stallman's visit to Bangalore and captures the event with his Canon PowerShot A720 IS camera powered by free software (CHDK ) !
Read the RMS visit to Bangalore post on his Core Dump blog
"With the elections to the Parliament nearing, the main political parties in the country have started announcing their manifestos. It is heartening to see that the CPI(M) and BJP have included references to Free Software (FS) in their manifestos. CPI(M) has generally been supportive of Free Software and has helped in the campaign against software patents.