Eugen Leitl | 1 Dec 10:45 2002

Re: [silk] The Indian Govt and Linux Bangalore 2002 (fwd)

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Subject: Re: [silk] The Indian Govt and Linux Bangalore 2002

On Sat, 30 Nov 2002 19:29:21 -0800, Ravi Rao wrote:

> Sweet. The letters are actually well written, though with factual
> errors. I think this move from the government paves the way for CBSE
> to adopt Linux as a part of the regular course curriculum for school
> kids, at the primary/high school level. I did hear from a highly place
> NCERT source that they have been having discussions of late on moving
> Linux into the syllabus, and I guess they already have a placeholder
> system in Goa, and some chaos happening in Kerala too, to model on ...
> 
> With $fanatacism being the order of the day, I do not myself think
> it will be very long before the (fulltime) teaching community becomes
> smarter and better equipped with Linux/Open Source/Free Software
> related skills. After all, some of the smartest physics, math profs
> are the people who coach kids to get into the IIT, via the JEE, rather
> than real profs at the IIT themselves. </hearsay>

Hmmm ... now that it seems on topic, I'll post something that I posted
to some other lists -- without fear of getting terminated by Suresh.

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Eugen Leitl | 1 Dec 10:59 2002

[silk] The Indian Govt and Linux Bangalore 2002 (fwd)

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Subject: [silk] The Indian Govt and Linux Bangalore 2002

>   Date: Fri, 29 Nov 2002 18:21:46 +0530 (IST)
>    From: Atul Chitnis <achitnis <at> exocore.com>
>Subject: Special Sponsor Announcement
>
>The Bangalore Linux User Group is happy to announce that the Ministry of
>Communications and Information Technology, Government of India, has
>formally endorsed Linux Bangalore/2002 and is now a sponsor of the event.
>
>The formal letter to this effect can be seen at
>
>http://linux-bangalore.org/2002/sponsors/govt_letter1.jpg
>
>and a message from Shri Rajeeva Ratna Shah, Secretary, Department of
>Information Technology, MCIT, Government of India, can be seen at
>
>http://linux-bangalore.org/2002/sponsors/govt_letter2.jpg
>
>Given recent events, this endorsement was unexpected, but warmly welcomed,
>and it warms our hearts to know that we have our government on our side.
>We sincerely thank the Government for its support.
>
>
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D. Joe Anderson | 3 Dec 21:06 2002

Re: [silk] The Indian Govt and Linux Bangalore 2002 (fwd)

Quoting Eugen Leitle quoting Atul Chitnis, Sun, Dec 01, 2002:

> >Given recent events, this endorsement was unexpected, but warmly welcomed,
> >and it warms our hearts to know that we have our government on our side.
> >We sincerely thank the Government for its support.

"Hi, we're from the government, and we're here to help"

--Joe

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Jay Sulzberger | 5 Dec 00:20 2002
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5:00 pm EST Friday 6 December 2002 is the Deadline for Comments to the FCC Regarding the Digital Flag Mandate

Coders!  Designers!  Artists!  Businessfolk!

Computer Owners!

User-Builders of the Net!

Citizens!

And All the Tribes!

Right now, the Federal Communications Commission of the United States of
America is preparing to hand down a regulation, the so-called "Broadcast
Flag Mandate", which would make it a felony to own, sell, or use important
free software tools of communication, such as GNU Radio, which is Project
GNU's software defined radio program.  The issue here has nothing to do
with copyright infringement, despite the claims of the RIAA, the MPAA, and
the AAP.  The Broadcast Flag Mandate would make purely private use of GNU
Radio a felony.  GNU Radio is a program which allows any computer equipped
with an antenna and an analog-to-digital card to function as a radio and TV
receiver.  Both analog and digital broadcasts can be received and played
once the antenna, the card, and the program are installed.  GNU Radio is
not yet complete; as of today GNU Radio cannot receive and play digital TV
broadcasts, but within the year, G* willing, it will be completed.

Why is it important to stop the Broadcast Flag Mandate?

It is important to stop the Broadcast Flag Mandate because, if promulgated,
it would set a precedent that the government of the United States may
directly dictate exactly what you do with your computer, even in the
privacy of your own house.  It would set the precedent that the government
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Jay Sulzberger | 6 Dec 14:57 2002
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Correction: Midnight EST End of Friday 6 December 2002 is the Deadline for Comments by Email to the FCC Regarding the Digital Flag Mandate

Seth David Schoen has kindly and with useful effect pointed out that:

Midnight EST end of Friday 6 December 2002 is the deadline for comments by
email to the FCC regarding the Digital Flag Mandate.

<blockquote
  from="a post by Seth David Schoen to free-sklyarov <at> zork.net"
  edits="removal of extraneous matter">

We also have some material on this at

http://bpdg.blogs.eff.org/archives/000234.html#000234

I would encourage people who are not familiar with the issue to base
their comments on an existing sample letter (there are now several) or
to become familiar by reading several sources.  Some fraction of the
individual comments are making irrelevant or incorrect statements, and
that will undermine the credibility of individual commenters.  (If a
lot of people say something which is a misconception, MPAA can say in
its reply comments that all these consumers have been misled and
actually have nothing to worry about.)

I have a minor correction to the LXNY article.  The filing deadline is
7:00p for paper-filed comments and midnight for electronic comments
via ECFS.  You can confirm this at

http://wireless.fcc.gov/csinfo/comments.html

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Jay Sulzberger | 7 Dec 23:37 2002
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EFF Comments on FCC Brodcast Flag mandate

http://bpdg.blogs.eff.org/archives/eff-comments.pdf

Thanks, Seth!

Thanks, EFF!

oo--JS.
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Seth David Schoen | 9 Dec 08:45 2002

Re: EFF Comments on FCC Brodcast Flag mandate

Jay Sulzberger writes:

> http://bpdg.blogs.eff.org/archives/eff-comments.pdf

A lot of other interesting comments have been coming out.  On Monday,
they should be available through ECFS.  I'm going to try to make links
to all the organizational comments from one place, probably on
Consensus at Lawyerpoint.

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Jay Sulzberger | 9 Dec 09:10 2002
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Re: EFF Comments on FCC Brodcast Flag mandate


On Sun, 8 Dec 2002, Seth David Schoen wrote:

> Jay Sulzberger writes:
>
> > http://bpdg.blogs.eff.org/archives/eff-comments.pdf
>
> A lot of other interesting comments have been coming out.  On Monday,
> they should be available through ECFS.  I'm going to try to make links
> to all the organizational comments from one place, probably on
> Consensus at Lawyerpoint.
>
> --
> Seth David Schoen <schoen <at> loyalty.org> | Reading is a right, not a feature!
>      http://www.loyalty.org/~schoen/   |                 -- Kathryn Myronuk
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I have looked at several hundred posts and there are many good ones.
Perhaps it is worth doing four scripts which might be invoked by

(publish
  (arrange-with-suppression-of-duplicates
    (map pdf->ascii (get-list-of-comments-on-FCC-site))))

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Eugen Leitl | 9 Dec 20:46 2002

FC: A first-hand account of Day One of Johansen trial in Norway (fwd)


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Date: Mon, 09 Dec 2002 14:29:14 -0500
From: Declan McCullagh <declan <at> well.com>
To: politech <at> politechbot.com
Subject: FC: A first-hand account of Day One of Johansen trial in Norway

Background on case:
http://www.politechbot.com/cgi-bin/politech.cgi?name=johansen
Photo:
http://www.mccullagh.org/image/950-10/jon-johansen-3.html

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From: David Harris <david <at> geeklawyer.org>
To: declan <at> well.com
Content-Type: multipart/mixed; boundary="=-5zLS3sP+DPtnUARlEn6Z"
Date: 09 Dec 2002 19:08:45 +0000

declan,
	An eye witness account of the first day of Jon Johansen deCSS trial in
Norway
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Seth David Schoen | 10 Dec 20:34 2002

Kernel-mode Linux

http://www.yl.is.s.u-tokyo.ac.jp/~tosh/kml/

That's insane!

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