[OLPC India] Important
adhikaris at hotmail.com
Mon Jul 13 22:56:54 EDT 2009
I had a simple querry. Effectively, I was trying to understand, is anyone allowed to take the name of OLPC India? That can create a confusion. I do not know the person and there is no question of malice. The immediate context was a googlegroup called "OLPC India". It seems Gogna has just started that.
In any case, anyone responsible, I presume, would avoid creating confusion. I could not find anything on Digital Bridge Foundation on thenet. Except the Boston Digital Bridge Foundation. Is there an organization by that name? Where is it? What does it do? Again, its not about malice. Its a simple clarification.
In any case, for the sake of avoiding confusion, any enthusiast or supporter must avoid taking on official names. That is a generl practice. Unless, of course, OLPC is organised a bit differently and it does not matter what name anyone takes.
Thank you for your effort to clarify.
Date: Mon, 13 Jul 2009 22:41:27 -0400
Subject: Re: [OLPC India] Important
From: seth at laptop.org
To: adhikaris at hotmail.com
CC: india at lists.laptop.org
You should not attribute to malice what can be attributed to misunderstanding.
The (rather poor) convention of groups who are doing forming OLPC deployments or interested groups etc is to call themselves OLPC $Country. At this point it is the default, and rather hard to avoid.
For instance, there was an OLPC India group well before Satish officially started the OLPC India office.
According to this page:
Amit has an @laptop.org email address and is a member of the digital bridge foundation. He seems to also been involved in the Khirat Pilot in mid-2007. http://wiki.laptop.org/go/User:Amitg
Can you cite what exactly you're talking about? Webpage, blog, news article, wiki page?
2009/7/13 Saurabh Adhikari <adhikaris at hotmail.com>
Just noticed that someone called Amit Gogna has formed a group by the name of OLPC India.. Does he have any authority to do that? In any case it is creating confusion for no reason. Does anyone here know about who this person is and why is he doing this?
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