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Re: Please read
--- Prabhu Ramachandran <prabhu@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx> wrote:
> 0) Biju, you should have mentioned this problem immediately when the
> IT.com thing came up. The current situation changes _everything_. I
> am sure most of us had no idea of what was going on.
*I* had very little idea of the scale of the problem until Saturday.
However, Arun, Thaths and KD as well as various others have been aware of
this since *November* last year (last IT.COM).
> 3) I have no idea why this whole thing has been put off untill the
> last minute. Why wasnt this whole deal brought up earlier? Did PCQ
> tell you of the problems late??
People have been formally asking for this process to be started since
February. I am not sure why it has been delayed so long.
> 4) Under the current circumstances we have the foll. choices.
> a) Forget IT.com. This may not turn out to be too bad since
> there certainly will be commercial linux concerns. Therefore
> there will be a "linux presence" of some kind. There will be
> no representatives of LI though.
> b) The various LUG's can somehow pool money (I can ask Lateral
> software and OS4 at ilugc for support) and get a small stall
> for LI (i.e. ILUGB). I think we should be able to collect
> small amounts without many problems. There are quite a few
> commercial linux concerns at B'lore too. For instance at the
> PCQ expo at Chennai, Lateral generously sponsered a nice stall
> for ilugc next to theirs. Similarly, OS4 completely funded
> the Linux demo day here.
This is very kind but impractical for two reasons:
1. the amount of money: Rs 10 lakhs is what PCQ was prepared to foot.
2. The stalls are not available. PCQ booked this *last* year in the
expectation that there would be a legal entity in one year's time.
> c) Somehow hurry up the LI formalization issue. I guess the
> answer to this is a big no. So it leaves us with the above
> two choices.
Don't hurry it up. I never asked that it be hurried up. Just that it be
completed in the advertised four weeks. And that assurance be conveyed to
> Or do none of you folks care about this at all? Please communicate.
> Enough damage has been caused by lack of it so far.
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