[fosscomm] Help required to form FOSSCOM as an alternate Industry and Civil Society body to NASSCOM

Guru गुरु guru at itforchange.net
Tue Jul 7 20:55:04 PDT 2009


Alternatively, if someone (or more than one) in Delhi volunteers to
> represent FOSSCOMM I believe we have enough consensus on the policy and
> required changes to arm that person/organisation with the FOSSCOMM tag.
>

I agree with Raj. FOSSCOMM should make clear representation on this issue.

Raj Mathur wrote:
> On Wednesday 08 Jul 2009, Gora Mohanty wrote:
>> On Wed, 8 Jul 2009 01:11:44 +0530 (IST)
>> "Jaijit Bhattacharya" <jaijit at dms.iitd.ac.in> wrote:
>>> Also, it would be extremely helpful if those in Delhi could
>>> volunteer to lobby for FOSSCOM to be included in the Apex
>>> Committee.
>> It might be useful if we actually constituted FOSSCOMM first.
>> Several things were supposed to be circulated at the end of
>> the Delhi meeting, and as far as I recall there was not a
>> consensus on the form that the organisation should take.
>>
>> Notwithstanding the above, what does lobbying involve? From
>> ILUG-D discussions what came out clearly was that we want to
>> be involved in:
>> (a) implementation, especially in education and teacher training.
>> (b) policy formulation.
>> Sorry, but there was lot less of an enthusiasm for actual
>> hobnobbing with government officials. However, if you can fill us
>> in on what is needed we can do our best to help out.
> 
> Alternatively, if someone (or more than one) in Delhi volunteers to 
> represent FOSSCOMM I believe we have enough consensus on the policy and 
> required changes to arm that person/organisation with the FOSSCOMM tag.
> 
> Regards,
> 
> -- Raj

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