[IndiChix] OSI week
svaksha at gmail.com
Thu Feb 7 14:14:25 UTC 2008
On Feb 7, 2008 9:34 AM, Atul Chitnis <mail at atulchitnis.net> wrote:
> On Thu, 7 Feb 2008, Vid Ayer wrote:
> > Is anyone in Mumbai/Delhi/Bangalore attending the OSI week?
> > http://www.osiweek.com/
> OSIweek is unrelated to the FOSS community in any way - it is a commercial
> event aimed at making money of the "Linux" and "Open Source" buzzphrases.
Fwiw, we are not discussing the semantics of a true-blue FLoss
community because by that definition devcamp.in wont make the cut....
AND absolutely anyone is free to make money with FLoss, rather a lot
of companies and commercial events survive thus.
> And it is sponsored by Microsoft.
Platinum sponsor : RedHat ; Interoperability partner: Novell ; and
then there is Intel, NRCFoss, Ingres, etc....
> If you look at the agenda, you will see *exactly* what that event is
> about, and why the FOSS community shuns it (and its previous incarnation -
Piyush Verma, Software Developer, Mpower Mobile (also KDE-india)
Adriane Knopper, Knopper.Net
Klaus Knopper, Creator, Knoppix
Louis Suárez-Potts, Community Relations Manager, OpenOffice.org
David Axmark, Co-Founder, MySQL AB
Brian Behlendorf, Founder, CollabNet, Director, Mozilla Foundation
... may have missed some, but above folks are part of some floss
community. Yeah, they are sponsored/paid to speak but which speaker
isnt ! That said, I have no affiliations to OSI week but the purpose
of asking if anyone is attending was to find out if any grrls are
attending the event. Its *not* to morph this thread into arguing the
semantics of a true floss community in India.
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