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Long day of Owning the Future

Was on a great panel with Jimbo Wales, Lawrence Liang (of the Alternative Law Center), Madhukar Sinha (Registrar of Copyrights for India), Subbiah Aranachalam (of the M.S. Swaminathan Research Foundation). I was and am jetlagged out of my brain, but briefly sprung to life for the panel. Mr. Sinha took the most of the questions; people in the audience had a lot to say about copyright and in particular the policies that India should follow — much of what is not in TRIPS for starters. Dr. Aranachalam is a proponent of information sharing among scientists and is a fan of the Library of Science and like groups. Mr Liang is interested in the epistomology of intellectual property law in India.

In a more rested state , I think, I did an interview with Pragati Verma of the Financial Express.

Met or remet G. Chamu from the Cultural Informatics Laboratory at the Indira Gandhi National Centre for the Arts. Chamu had visited with us in NC at SILS especially Gary Marchionini and is an ibiblio contributor. I was good to see a friendly and somewhat familiar face.

Speaking of familiar faces, Eben Moglen came in in the afternoon changing places in some ways with Danese Cooper of Intel who ran out about the same time he arrived. Both folks I hadn’t seen in a couple of years.

I also had the pleasure of meeting Linux Documentation Project contributors and folks who wanted to thank for existing, etc. (Thanks to Don and Ken for keeping in live and making our tranistion to MCNC go smoothly).

Completely conked and heading for bed.


  1. Simon Spero

    8/25/2006 at 10:28 am

    Did you get a chance to take in a one-day match yet?

    Some of the Indian spinners are absolutely top notch, and unlike certain neighbouring countries, they understand the true spirit of the game.

  2. Did you get a chance to hear / talk to Sam Pitroda? He is a telecom industry legend, who almost single-handedly brought the telecom revolution to India.

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