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

Nagarjuna G. nagarjun at gnowledge.org
Sat Jul 11 01:36:43 PDT 2009

On Saturday 11 Jul 2009 9:58:08 am Raj Mathur 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).

Indeed.  that was the way we agreed to conduct. Thanks. 

Infact, this must be projected as the strength of our formation.

Nagarjuna G.

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