Nagarjuna G. | 2 Dec 08:20 2007

Fwd: [Free Map] Free and Open Mapping India, A Series of Workshops in February 2008

please read this announcement, and if you want to be part of this,
please subscribe to the list so that we can take it forward.

http://freemap.in/pipermail/freemap-workshop/2007-December/000150.html

Also request you to spread the information.  please help us to raise
some funds as well so that this event will take off. donations can be
sent to Free Software Foundation of India.

Nagarjuna
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Sunil Mohan Adapa | 7 Dec 10:58 2007
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[Fwd: <NO>OOXML: Your action is required: Contact BIS now!]

Dear Friends,

I've recieved the following mail this morning asking to act on gathering
supporters and on finding out who is representing India in the Ballot
Resolution Meeting (BRM) for OOXML (deadline for selection is Dec 11).
Hope you all signed the petition.

-- 
Sunil Mohan

-------- Original Message --------
Subject: <NO>OOXML: Your action is required: Contact BIS now!
Date: Thu, 6 Dec 2007 18:59:22 +0100
From: Benjamin Henrion <bhenrion@...>
To: sunilmohan@...

Dear Sunil Mohan Adapa,

You signed the <NO>OOXML petition, a movement backed now by more than
70.000 supporters worldwide. Our effort to influence the OOXML (Office
Open XML) standardization process has been an astonishing success so
far. We aim for at least 100.000 signatures in February when the Geneva
Ballot Resolution Meeting (BRM) will convene with the aim to resolve
comments.

Microsoft is trying by all means to get its "standard" adopted without
substantial changes despite of its thousands of officially reported
technical flaws and the pre-existence of ISO 26300:2006 (OpenDocument,
ODF) as the most appropriate international standard for the
representation of office documents.
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Unknown | 13 Dec 17:30 2007

Fwd: [IP] Open source software developers sue Verizon; Claim FiOS violates GPL

---------- Forwarded message ----------
From: David Farber <dave@...>
Date: 12 Dec 2007 19:15
Subject: [IP] Open source software developers sue Verizon; Claim FiOS
violates GPL
To: ip <ip@...>

Begin forwarded message:

From: dewayne@... (Dewayne Hendricks)
Date: December 11, 2007 3:52:07 PM EST
To: Dewayne-Net Technology List <xyzzy@...>
Subject: [Dewayne-Net] Open source software developers sue Verizon;
Claim FiOS violates GPL

Open source software developers sue Verizon; Claim FiOS violates GPL
Information Week
By Paul McDougall

In what could become a major test case for the most widely used open
source software license, a group that represents open source
developers has sued Verizon Communications -- claiming that the
telecom giant's FiOS broadband service violates the terms of the GNU
General Public License.

In court papers filed Friday, The Software Freedom Law Center
maintains Verizon's use of an open source program called BusyBox in
FiOS violates version 2 the GPL because Verizon has not made the
product's source code available to its customers--as the license
requires.
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mbpillai | 16 Dec 04:01 2007

Re: School Admin

Quoting Sarath Lakshman | ?????? ???????? <sarathlakshman@...>:

It seems you are not respecting The GNU GPL.

> Hi friends,
>
> Recently I have written an application which can be used in the schools in
> kerala as student admission register as per Kerala Educational Rules [KER].
> This would make tasks such as T.C issuance, finding details about students

With Regards

M.Balakrishna Pillai
Praveen A | 16 Dec 22:21 2007
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Re: School Admin

2007/12/15, mbpillai <at> asianetindia.com <mbpillai <at> asianetindia.com>:
> Quoting Sarath Lakshman | ?????? ???????? <sarathlakshman <at> slynux.org>:
>
> It seems you are not respecting The GNU GPL.
>
I didn't get this. The site says it is GPLv3, did I miss anything? Can
you pin point where it did not respect GNU GPL?

Regards
Praveen
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Praveen A | 16 Dec 22:23 2007
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Re: School Admin

2007/12/16, Praveen A <pravi.a <at> gmail.com>:
> 2007/12/15, mbpillai <at> asianetindia.com <mbpillai <at> asianetindia.com>:
> > It seems you are not respecting The GNU GPL.
> >
> I didn't get this. The site says it is GPLv3, did I miss anything? Can
> you pin point where it did not respect GNU GPL?
>
hmm looks like he missed the source code in downloads.

Sarath,

Please provide the source code also.

Regards
Praveen
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Unknown | 17 Dec 18:22 2007

Taking a look... at some recent developments in Urdu computing (from BytesForAll, South Asia)

BYTESFORALL: A LOOK AT SOME URDU DEVELOPMENTS...

Some useful and interesting links from the UrduComputing mailing list
http://groups.yahoo.com/group/urdu_computing

URDU NVU RELEASE

Huda Sarfraz huda.sarfraz@...: The current release of
the Nvu localization includes the Urdu Nvu installer for
Windows, which has it's GUI in Urdu. Work to be done for
future releases includes changing the layout direction of
Urdu Nvu to right-to-left. For download and installation
details, please go to Urdu Nvu Windows Installer.
 http://www.crulp.org/software/localization/OSS/NVu.html

Nvu (pronounced "N-view") is a WYSIWYG HTML editor, based on
the Composer component of Mozilla Application Suite and Gecko
1.7. It is a common WYSIWYG editor for Linux and is intended
to be an open source equivalent to proprietary software like
Microsoft FrontPage and Macromedia Dreamweaver (although to
date it is missing many features they possess). As a WYSIWYG
editor, it is designed to be easy for novice users and does
not require any knowledge of HTML or CSS to use. The project
was started by and sponsored by Linspire. Linspire hired
Daniel Glazman, former Netscape Communications Corporation
employee and CEO/Founder of Disruptive Innovations, to be
lead developer. Nvu is available for Linux, Mac OS X and
Microsoft Windows, and it can be built successfully on any
platform with the Netscape Portable Runtime. (Source: Wikipedia)

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mbpillai | 17 Dec 17:24 2007

Re: School Admin

Quoting Praveen A <pravi.a@...>:

> 2007/12/16, Praveen A <pravi.a@...>:
>> 2007/12/15, mbpillai@... <mbpillai@...>:
>> > It seems you are not respecting The GNU GPL.
>> >
>> I didn't get this. The site says it is GPLv3, did I miss anything? Can
>> you pin point where it did not respect GNU GPL?
>>
> hmm looks like he missed the source code in downloads.
>
> Sarath,
>
> Please provide the source code also.
>
>
A pointer to it will do

With regards
M.Balakrishna Pillai
CK Raju, Thrissur | 18 Dec 15:53 2007
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Re: School Admin

On Sep 12, 2007 6:52 PM, Sarath Lakshman | ശരത്ത് ലക്ഷ്മണ്
<sarathlakshman <at> slynux.org> wrote

Sarath,
Perhaps you should start looking at Moodle and try to find its use for
schools here. Attendance/Marks could well be a result of a trivial
clerical intervention in academics.
CK Raju
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Praveen A | 22 Dec 21:50 2007
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Debian Live switched to GPL3+.

Hi,

http://git.debian.org/?p=users/daniel/live-helper.git;a=commitdiff;h=042354c7df657a4d8dc3aab251a5920fbb152cbf

Cheers
Praveen
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