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Welcoming a special guest

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BANGALORE: The bustling, overcrowded gullies of Sudarshan Layout’s slum settlement played host to a very high-profile visitor on Saturday afternoon. American software freedom activist, and founder of the GNU Project and Free Software Foundation Richard Matthew Stallman, fondly known as RMS, sat down to tea and interacted with children and volunteers at the Ambedkar Community Computing Centre.

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RMS visit to Bangalore

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Friday I left my office as soon as my friend Renukaprasad told me to pick RMS from an auditorium near Reserve Bank of India, where he was listening to a live concert. I took an auto and went to meet Renukaprasad who was there with him. I joined RMS and Dora for the concert. He was loving the Indian classical dance and music. After the concert we moved to the house where he was staying.

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The National Public Meeting on Software Patents

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... the different kinds of objections to software patents, including the point that there are only limited ways of thinking about programming, as Donald Knuth's The Art of Computer Programming shows.

...the practical benefits and harms of software patents, and spoke at length about the difference between legal protection of software in the form of patents and via copyright.

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Software patenting will harm industry, consumer

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BANGALORE: Living up to its status as the country’s Information Technology (IT) capital, Bangalore played host to a different kind of “software lobby” here on Saturday.

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Invitation to The National Public Meeting on Software Patents

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Software patents in India occupy a contentious and indeterminate legal space. While recent amendments to the Patent Act have sought to bring our law in conformity with WTO-mandated standards, these amendments have shied from pronouncing conclusively on the patentability of software.

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25th anniversary of GNU Project at RVCE, Bangalore, India

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25th anniversary of GNU Project at RVCE,Bangalore , Translation of Selected Essays of RMS in Kannada and GNU + Linux Installation Fest conducted on 27th September 2008 at RVCE , Bangalore

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How would it be if you read only one type of book?

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“When students learn only proprietary software, they will qualify only as computer operators and never learn about using the nuts and bolts of the profession. This is one of the reasons why there are no innovative products that come out of this country,”

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Why is it important to go the ‘free’ way?

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Mr. Aravind explains: “Software like art is another mode of creativity.” In art, for instance, improvements made on existing works results in better and finer art, he argues. Why should it not be the same with software? he asks.

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Will patenting take the byte out of IT here?

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“Patenting is an expensive and tedious process. The challenge for every programmer would be to verify each time, to see if any two lines of his code would infringe upon a patent. In the U.S., a single verification can cost as much as $5,000. The fundamental issue is that if I arrive at anything independently, should I not use it only because someone had got it patented before me?”

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“Say No To Software Patents” Campaign in Bangalore

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"The Free Software User’s Group, Bangalore is co-ordinating a campaign to 'Say No To Software Patents' in India ..."

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