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Please consider this an endorsement of Arun's earlier message(s)
regarding ILUG-Bangalore's interfacing for IT.COM by ILUG-Delhi. I'm
CC'ing this message to our list so that no black holes of information
Thanks for the continuing support for Linux in India.
>>>>> "KK" == Krishna Kumar <" <kkkg@xxxxxxxx>> writes:
KK> Dear Arun,
KK> First of all, thanks for the flexibility and the confidence.
KK> We would gladly accept ILUG Bangalore as representing Linux
KK> India, till such time that Linux India discusses and finalises
KK> its charter, etc. We do appreciate that that could take time.
KK> That said, some minor issues still remain, but they can easily
KK> be resolved, now that we have taken this significant step
KK> The first is that ILUG Bangalore is as yet not a legal
KK> body. So, can ILUG -Bangalore register itself fast? You could
KK> do a not -for profit society registration.
KK> I believe that ILUG-Bangalore has some apprehensions about
KK> registering now, thinking that the Linux community would see
KK> this in the wrong light as they could be seen as jumping the
KK> registration gun. If you and /or (but preferably and) Thaths
KK> ask them to do this, while the LI registration is pending,
KK> then that could be handled. The process should not take more
KK> than a week. I would be happy to help if required (in my
KK> personal capacity, given my previous experience with the
KK> Cooperative movement)
KK> In my original letter, I had raised the issue of factions, et
KK> al. Your mail also has some prominent LUGs missing in
KK> endorsing this idea. Delhi, Trivandrum,Cochin (I may seem to
KK> be partial to Kerala, but then I come from that part of the
KK> country ;-)) and Pune come to mind immediately.
KK> Your CCing your message to the lists should cover this
KK> But, since we cannot monitor the discussions in all the
KK> regional lists, and to avoid possible claims of not being
KK> involved, of being short circuited, etc, may I suggest that
KK> that the Coordinators from each representative LUG email their
KK> own ILUG mailing lists, cc to me and you, stating that this
KK> nomination is being made for IT.COM, as LI is not formally
KK> structured and registered, and that such a nomination is
KK> acceptable. (The fact that the li-reg list is a private list
KK> and that all LUG members don't actually know what is being
KK> discussed there also weighs in my suggesting this small but
KK> important step).
KK> I know that this is a long letter, and hope you do not get the
KK> impression that I am trying to be difficult. PCQ just wants to
KK> ensure that all parties get a fair deal, and are protected
KK> from accusations or complications ( like we faced last year
KK> when it came to accounting for the expenses) later on.
KK> I assume that you will be addressing these minor issues and am
KK> restarting the IT.COM process here at PCQ. Could you please
KK> identify the coordinator of ILUG-Bangalore ( is that Jessica
KK> or is it Biju Chacko or is it someone else? Perhaps they will
KK> elect / appoint a new person, once they register
KK> themselves). I now need to get in touch with this person.
KK> PCQ has tried to be a propagator of Linux in India for many
KK> years now - nothing would please us more than being able to
KK> continue this role at IT.COM 2000.
KK> Once again, thanks for all the help and for understanding and
KK> acomodating our dilema.
KK> Regards kkkg
KK> At 03:22 AM 9/7/00, Arun Sharma wrote: Dear KK,
KK> It has been brought to our attention that IT.COM is an
KK> important event and it would be a shame to lose this
KK> opportunity to highlight Linux in such a high profile trade
KK> We are currently in the second week of a four week schedule to
KK> figure out the charter and the administrative details of Linux
KK> India on our mailing list. However, we do appreciate the
KK> urgency of the matter. We also understand the difficulties you
KK> have in justifying the expenses incurred on a local LUG.
KK> Therefore, we propose that you (PCQ) consider ILUG Bangalore
KK> as the authorised organisation to handle all matters relating
KK> to IT.com on behalf of Linux India for this year. We hope
KK> that Linux-India will have much to contribute to the Linux
KK> presence at IT.com from 2001 onwards.
KK> This was passed by an overwhelming majority on the Linux India
KK> registration mailing list.
KK> Signed by:
KK> Arun Sharma Sudhakar "Thaths" Chandrasekharan
KK> K. Dakshinamurthy G. Sagar - ILUG Bombay Vaibhav Sharma - ILUG
KK> Indore Gurunandan Bhat - ILUG Goa Girish Kamath - ILUG
KK> Mangalore Biju Chako - ILUG Bangalore Prabhu Ramachandran -
KK> ILUG Chennai Naheed Vora - ILUG Ahmedabad Nikhil - ILUG