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Press Release — Free Software Foundation of India

http://www.gnu.org.in

"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.

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Why Freedom Matters

http://anuj360.wordpress.com

«...That statement packages several questionable assumptions:

1. That the only motive for developing free software is ideological.

2. That innovation in software requires a lot of funding.

3. That the only way to fund software research is through proprietary software.

4. That innovation is more important than freedom.

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Board statement on recent issues

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"As part of FSF India's effort to strengthen the free software movement in AP, FSF India has been working closely with free software activists there. Initiatives like Swecha took place as part of that. FSF India Director, Mr Kiranchandra provided the leadership for the activities in Andhra Pradesh.

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FSF India's FAQ on Various recent issues including recent Boycott Novell Protest

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FSF India condemns the attack on free software activists who were criticizing Novell in a nonviolent and legitimate way.

Two of the FSF India board members, Dr V. Sasikumar and Mr M. Arun, joined other free software activists to protest against man-handling of peaceful free software campaigners. This protest was also stopped by authorities in an authoritarian and undemocratic manner.

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Techies press for digital freedom struggle

http://www.hindu.com

"CHENNAI: Techies advocating free software on Sunday issued a rallying call to expand the “digital freedom struggle” as they celebrated the anniversary of the GNU/Linux project launched in 1984.

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Software Freedom Day 2008 @ Thiruvananthapuram

http://free-knowledge.web4all.in

"SPACE, Free Software Foundation of India and GNU/Linux users group, Thiruvananthapuram are organizing a host of programs to mark the Software Freedom Day on 20th September 2008 at Press Club Hall, Thiruvananthapuram..."

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FSF India Fights Patent Deform by Microsoft and Partners

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Free software supporters in India fight against another attempt to legalise software patents

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GNU/Linux Install Fest and Free Software Seminar Series in Technopark

http://blog.technoparktoday.com

"GNU/Linux Users Group Trivandrum (http://www.ilug-tvm.org) and Zyxware Technologies(http://www.zyxware.com) are organizing a 5 day GNU/Linux Install Fest at Park Center, Technopark..."

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"Pay attention to your freedom instead of self-serving forecasts" - RMS speaks with Poornam Media

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RMS: «If Microsoft says that ['era of open computing'], it appears to be an attempt at a self-fulfilling prophesy. If people believe it, they may make it come true. The way to deal with that is to refuse to let Microsoft lead you. Pay attention to your freedom instead of self-serving forecasts ...

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A new wave of freedom

http://www.hinduonnet.com

"The new freedom movement , in software, knowledge, publishing and commerce, will change the way we think, do things and interact..."

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Free Software in Education: What Policy Should India Adopt for ICT in School Education?

http://gnowgi.org

"The sections below develop reasons for adoption of free software exclusively for school education. Towards the end, a list of policy guidelines and recommendations are provided for discussion. The document does not cover the pros and cons of using ICT for education. I will try to intervene during the deliberations on these issues. Why Free Software for education? ..."

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GNU/Linux install fest at Trivandrum: Dishaa '08 a big success

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"the first GNU/Linux Install Fest, organised here on Saturday turned out to be a big success with hordes of people queuing up with PCs and laptops to install free software braving heavy summer showers. As many as 40 installations were made and around 280 CDs were distributed in the fest.

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