[Tuglist] [Rajkumar S <email@example.com>] Fwd: Urgent - Mail Server
25 Jul 2002 13:43:44 +0530
Date: Thu, 25 Jul 2002 00:24:34 -0700 (PDT)
From: Amitabh Trehan <firstname.lastname@example.org
Subject: Urgent - Mail Server
As I told you on the phone , I cant seem to be getting mail to and
fro email@example.com . Can you check it out?
The message below is pretty urgent. Can you get it on the list. With
your cooperation, we'll be able to host Caturanga on 8th sep. We also
need to make a budget. I remember receiving TUG budget but
misplaced. Is it available somewhere?
Mahatma Gandhi Antarrashtriya Hindi Vishwavidyalaya (MGAHV), New
Delhi is hosting Caturanga2002 , its annual conference on Computing
and the Liberal Arts on 8th September, 2002 at Trivandrum, just after
TUG2002. The focus of the Conference will be on the philosophy of
Free Software. The conference shall also discuss about the
developments in the multilingual computing scenario. We think that
this philosophy needs to be applied in more fields besides
software. Hence, we plan to have a gathering of free software people
and people from various other fields (Writers, Musicians, Artists
The discussion will focus around the Free Software philosiphy, its
manifestations, Counterparts in other fields, Licences (e.g. GPL ),
IPR etc. The first part of the morning session can have introductory
talks on the philosophy for participants from other fields followed
by the discussion. The afternoon session will also invite
talks/presentations on the developments in multilingual computing
e.g. The Omega typesetting system. We wish to invite some writers
and workers in field like painting music dance etc. and discuss the
basic logic of ' free' in free software. Background paper will be
circulated but some of the major points are as follows:
a) A restricted access delimit the directions and spatialities of
knowledge of any kind and endanger its species. For instance of a
particular kind of footstroke or percussion style in confined to a
single family, it will die out in course of time. In India itself we
have several examples.
b) Variformity as a value will disappear if knowledge packaging is
c) Inequalities should not be legetimized.
d) Qualitative advancement in impossible without freedom because
knowledge is cumulative. ince about the only working example at
global level is provided by the free software people, we will be
grateful for your help in concretizing the idea of this meeting and
participating in it.
Possible topics are :
1) Free, open-source, and share-ware : Approaches to the pragmatics
2) The economics of free knowledge packaging.
3) Can there be free paintings, free music, free dance............?
4) Who owns a book?
5) Patenting the pythogorean theorem and many others.
We will be grateful for an early reply.
for the Caturnga Secretariat
Mahatma Gandhi Antarrashtriya Hindi Vishwavidyalatya