[fsug-calicut] [Fwd: [Fsf-friends] Re: Forming FSUGs in the country]

  • From: Ajith Kumar <ajith@xxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • To: fsug-calicut@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
  • Date: Sat, 12 Apr 2003 10:48:08 +0530

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  • From: Richard Stallman <rms@xxxxxxx>
  • To: Arko Provo Mukherjee <arkoprovo@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Thu, 10 Apr 2003 18:47:54 -0400
It is useful to start FSUGs, whose activities could include
users of the free *BSD systems as well as the variants of GNU.
It is also useful to start GNU/Linux User Groups.

Right now the LUGs teach people to think of the system as "Linux" and
teach them to think its sole purpose is its own success.  (For
example, ILUG-Delhu voted to endorse the non-free program KalCulate.)
LUGs capture the energy that comes from enthusiasm for the system, and
focus it in a direction that doesn't support liberty or GNU.  We need
GNU/Linux groups in order to direct some of this energy in a better

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