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FSF India's Impact Far-Reaching

Aug 21, 2007, 17:00 (0 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by D.C. Parris)

[ Thanks to D.C. Parris for this link. ]

"When was FSF India started, and what led up to its inception?

"FSF India was inaugurated by Richard Stallman at Thiruvananthapuram, in a Conference called Freedom First on July 20, 2001. This came about because several people took keen interest in the new operating system called 'Linux' and in the type-setting programme called LaTeX. As they got to know more about the ideological and ethical aspects of the software, many of them were attracted to it and thought about starting a Free Software Foundation of India. A movement called Freedevelopers, which eventually died out, also helped in drawing many people to the ideology of Free Software..."

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