If all of us techies remain blissfully unaware of some of these issues, we will surely fall into a big, big trap. The proponents of `Open Source' should atleast reflect a little bit on what RMS has to say before they fall back on their `technical superiority' and `profit making' arguments:
Here is what RMS has to say about the great G.Bush:
RMS: Fascism is a system of government that sucks up to business and has no respect for human rights. So the Bush regime is an example, but there are lots of others. In fact, it seems we are moving towards more fascism globally.
Here are some of the issues the Free Software movement is dealing with:
JP: Let's conclude with some of the other issues the free software movement is dealing with. RMS: The main issues are hardware with secret specifications, software patents, and treacherous computing.
There seems to be some awareness about these ideas in Kerala - but what about Bangalore and the rest of the country?