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Re: Could we resume the discussion ?
>>>>> "Arun" == Arun Sharma <adsharma@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx> writes:
Arun> On Fri, Sep 01, 2000 at 01:33:57AM +0530, Prabhu
Arun> Ramachandran wrote:
>> Ahhh. Was waiting for a statement like this. If this IS the
>> case then fine. So LI is about money.
Arun> LI is not about money. But it needs to be able to handle
Oh, my bad. I meant: LIreg is about money i.e. this list is
going to decide issues about LI getting its hands on money etc. etc.
>> I want to know: What money? how money? Whose money??
Arun> Money that corporates could donate. You see it everyday:
Arun> IBM, HP, Intel etc donated money to form a linux lab. They
Arun> may have their vested interests. But who cares as long as
Arun> it is used for noble purposes ?
Arun> It could also be money donated by people like you and me -
Arun> small amounts, but it all adds up.
Yes, I dont have a problem with that as the foll. line says.
>> I have no problems with this but would like to know the actual
Arun> And if you have any doubts/reservations about how the money
Arun> is going to be used, feel free to make suggestions about how
Arun> it should be used.
That is really, really hard to do. How do we spend it...
Arun> But the position that we won't touch any money is not a
Arun> viable, IMO. Again, you may disagree - you're entitled to
Arun> your opinion.
Hmm. I dont really know what to think. If this is where
things are headed I'd much rather sit back and watch. If anything
bothers me I will definitely crib. I dont see myself doing much
donation and stuff (me poor grad student). In any case, why isnt
anyone else who is involved in the actual money talking?? :)
Arun> There is a lot of suspicion and mistrust about some people
Arun> hijacking Linux India for their own purposes. This leads
Arun> people to make their own plans about countering such
Arun> moves. Results ? Lots of emails, time and energy spent which
Arun> could be used in a constructive way.
Arun> By moving this process forward in a focussed and timely
Arun> manner, we can put all that to rest and get on with our
Arun> Think about it - Red cross and CRY are legal entities. They
Arun> have to be so in order to function.
Oh, yes. I know that. I am not _that_ thick. ;-)