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

Venkatesh Hariharan venkyh at gmail.com
Fri Jul 10 22:50:56 PDT 2009

On Sat, Jul 11, 2009 at 9:58 AM, Raj Mathur<raju at linux-delhi.org> wrote:
> On Saturday 11 Jul 2009, Praveen A wrote:
>> [snip]
>> If you look at FOSSCOMM representation as a mandate to rule over the
>> FOSS community, then you are wrong. We don't want leaders here, but
>> representatives in the true spirit.
> Let's be very clear here -- all we're seeking at the moment is a
> representative (or representatives) to put our case forward at the Apex
> Body meeting on standards.  The chosen person will not automatically
> have any special role to play in any other activity that FOSSCOMM
> engages in.
> I seem to remember that at the Delhi meeting it was agreed that we would
> choose representatives for each engagement individually, depending on
> the nature and location of the engagement.  There was no discussion
> about have a single face embodying FOSSCOMM for the rest of the world to
> see and, speaking for myself, I feel strongly that it is not desirable
> to have one either.  We could even have multiple representatives at
> different times in a single engagement if warranted (by length,
> complexity or geographically diffuse nature of engagement).
> Regards,
> -- Raj

Raj, thanks for being a sane voice on this list. I am immensely
grateful to you for that! It seems that despite your claims of being
not diplomatic, you can find common ground and a way to move forward.
More power to you :-)


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