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

jtd jtd at mtnl.net.in
Fri Jul 10 23:40:24 PDT 2009


On Saturday 11 July 2009, Venkatesh Hariharan wrote:
> 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.

That knocks you out from the diplomacy race ;-). You are my man ;-E

> 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 :-)
>
> Venky
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