At 12:44 PM 1/7/01 -0800, Strata Rose Chalup wrote:
>No, not Rohit's pinup girl or the secret FoRK command center in Langley
>Pines/Bretton Woods/some forest in Virginia, but a new wrinkle in the
>ever-complexifying story called the FoRK-Files.... :-)
There's been a huge amount of discussion about this here in India.
Executive summary: Dewang Mehta, the head guy at NASSCOM, is a publicity
hound who is very much a '97%-er'. He's jumped the gun a bit on this one,
there are apparently no immediate plans to do this. See the discussions at
(it's not one single thread, you'll have to do a hunt for 'NASSCOM'. For
flavor, I forward one of the messages from the Linux-India list:)
>From: Raju Mathur <email@example.com>
>Date: Thu, 4 Jan 2001 10:42:12 +0530 (IST)
>Cc: Shridhar Daithankar <firstname.lastname@example.org>
>Subject: [LIG] [LIH] Once more... NASSCOM
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>[Moving to LIG]
>What else can you expect from a person who says, ``They told me that
>within five minutes they can hack the (Indian) defense ministry Web
>site'' and who thinks that firewalls are the panacea to all security
>problems? Maybe someone should show them the report which points out
>that 70% of attacks come from within the organisation. This looks
>like a follow-up to the heated discussion started by R V Prasad in the
>India-GII mailing list (presumably archived somewhere on cpsr.org).
>Don't waste your time with DM and his bunch of monkeys -- no doubt
>they will produce something useful if allowed to sit on an infinite
>number of typewriters for an infinite amount of time, but I don't see
>any likelihood of that happening in a reasonable period of time.
> >>>>> "Shridhar" == Shridhar Daithankar <firstname.lastname@example.org>
> Shridhar> Hi Guys.... I can't believe this... How could they do
> Shridhar> this without any public opinion and knowledge? I am
> Shridhar> shocked... I ought to challenge the authority if the
> Shridhar> news holds a spark of truth...
> Shridhar> Bye Shridhar
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