[fosscomm] status of individuals

Anivar Aravind anivar.aravind at gmail.com
Sun Jul 12 19:52:15 PDT 2009


On Mon, Jul 13, 2009 at 7:19 AM, Kenneth Gonsalves<lawgon at au-kbc.org> wrote:
> Hi,
>
> the majority of the foss community are individuals who are not part of nor
> represent organisations. For example, the only two registered LUGs in India
> are Delhi and Pune. All the rest are neither registered bodies nor are likely
> to be registered in the near future. As such, no one can 'represent' them.
> Further there are large numbers of people who do not belong to these bodies at
> all but are still active in the community. Take me, I am a 'member' of several
> LUGs in the sense that I take active part in their activities, but cannot
> represent them - no one can represent them, so they cannot be part of
> FOSSCOMM. At the most these LUGs can encourage their members to support
> FOSSCOMM initiatives. I work for NRC-FOSS which again is not a legal entity as
> it is a DIT project - and DIT is not going to join FOSSCOMM. Obviously
> FOSSCOMM will have to have both individual and organisational members.

+1  Strongly Supporting this

>
> As an individual, I support the letter - but can only show my support if the
> concept of having individual members is accepted.
> --
> regards
> Kenneth Gonsalves
> Associate
> NRC-FOSS
> http://nrcfosshelpline.in/web/
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