The UID program run by the Government of India deserves all the condemnation for neither succeeding in being unique nor succeeding in identification of its people and for not having adequate legal authority also.
Despite this utter failure in theory and practice more than 35 billion rupees of the people of India are already wasted on an unnecessary exercise of public harassment. The Supreme Court of India ruled that it cannot be made mandatory but openly disregarding this highest judicial decision a few government agencies still force private sector for not to cooperate with people who don’t have a UID.
People of India deserves something certainly better that can get them rid of unnecessary photo identifications and address proofs for fulfilling even essential human requirements. What the government requires doing at first is arranging banking IDs of all its people somehow so that subsidies and other benefits could get directly credited in to their bank accounts by the governments circumventing all possible bureaucratic corruption.
Founder of Internet Growth Engine SANGKRIT.net Rajendra Kumar Pandey has proclaimed the Free Software Policy to get persuaded with all the governments alike by organizing the support of hackers in computing and politics from worldwide. He did so by accepting the draft prepared by the founder of Free Software Foundation Richard Matthew Stallman on Tuesday, January 14, 2014 at New Delhi.
RMS did name it Draft Digital Freedom Goals before to RKP’s calling it the Free Software Policy. RMS had written the draft mentioning India but RKP replaced the term “India” by “Governments” and made a few very minor changes to make it universal. Overall both the leaders have agreed upon the following: –
Free Software Policy
Digital technology in a free society must respect users’ freedom.
All the countries must move towards _free_ software — software that respects the four essential freedoms: to run the program, study and change its source code, redistribute unchanged, and redistribute with changes.
Governments of all countries do require advancing towards digital freedom on six fronts.
For digital sovereignty, governments will cease installation of nonfree software in government agencies, then over time replace currently used nonfree software with free software. E-governance must use only free software.
For education in freedom, governments will have schools teach, distribute and promote only free software and free textbooks, and explain the civic reasons.
For citizens’ digital security, governments will make digital products safe by requiring firmware to be free, and limit digital systems from amassing and keeping huge collections of personal data.
For a free web, governments will make the software contained in web pages respect users’ freedom too.
For freedom in digital commerce, governments will implement digital cash that allows users to be anonymous when buying from a web site, but doesn’t let the web site conceal its total income.
For freedom of digital expression, governments will guarantee that no web material can be blocked or removed by government without due process of law.
RKP said to RMS: “I suggest for you and me to endorse this in our personal capacity at the core (as only respected individuals of our respective fields) to make it easily acceptable by others also (individually) while all the organizations (including ours) should only be seen as supporting (or not supporting) this Free Software Policy.”
RMS said to RKP: “Yes and no. Individual support is welcome, and so is support from a political party. Or, if a political party wants to write its own statement of support for free software, we would welcome that too (but we will have to judge by what it says).”
Today Richard Matthew Stallman visited Rajendra Kumar Pandey at around 8:57 PM. RMS has shown his draft to RKP on his laptop. RKP has also shown his draft to RMS on his laptop.
RMS said that RKP’s draft is too radical and might bring in a lot of opposition so he cannot support it despite the fact that it is rather more close to his own ideals. RKP’s draft is as follows: –
Free Software Policy
Anyone can register a domain with free software support and pay any freelance programmer not less than 15 US$ per hour for not more than hours necessary to build his business on GPL code.
Free Software Policy that must get made a General Public Law across all countries alike defines that any software that is made must be free for: –
freedom to use it
freedom to study it
freedom to change it
freedom to share it
Thus source code of any software must always remain free to get freely used, studied, changed and shared without any legal hindrance within the whole humanity.
Whichever software doesn’t comply with all these conditions cannot be made, run or sold.
It should be made illegal across all the countries to use or distribute any such software, which doesn’t comply with all the given conditions.
Only by freeing the source code and changing the license to GPL, any software can survive this law.
HAPPY HACKING !
RKP said he has no problem with the draft brought by RMS, which is as follows: –
Draft Digital Freedom Goals
Digital technology in a free society must respect users’ freedom.
India will move towards _free_ software — software that respects the four essential freedoms: to run the program, study and change its source code, redistribute unchanged, and redistribute with changes. India will advance towards digital freedom on six fronts.
For digital sovereignty, India will cease installation of nonfree software in government agencies, then over time replace currently used nonfree software with free software. E-governance must use only free software.
For education in freedom, India will have schools teach, distribute and promote only free software and free textbooks, and explain the civic reasons.
For citizens’ digital security, India will make digital products safe by requiring firmware to be free, and limit digital systems from amassing and keeping huge collections of personal data.
For a free web, India will make the software contained in web pages respect users’ freedom too.
For freedom in digital commerce, India will implement digital cash that allows users to be anonymous when buying from a web site, but doesn’t let the web site conceal its total income.
For freedom of digital expression, India will guarantee that no web material can be blocked or removed by government without due process of law.
RKP suggested to call it Free Software Policy and RMS agreed. This Free Software Policy shall become the basis of global campaign of hackers for freedom. Upon legislation in a country this Free Software Policy can be called as General Public Law.
During his this trip to New Delhi, the legendary RMS held political meetings with L K Advani, Pratibha Advani, Arvind Kejriwal and Rahul Gandhi, other than continuously discussing the prospects of technology in politics with Rajendra Kumar Pandey on a day-to-day basis.
RMS left at around 9:38 PM as he was feeling tired so desired to go to bed earlier than usual. Before to meet RKP for the fifth and last time during his this visit to India, RMS had more than one hour long meeting with Rahul Gandhi.
Rahul has most respectfully listened to the legendary RMS on all the technological aspects of governance, RMS was preparing to draft in the due document.
Before going to bed on Tue, Jan 14, 2014 at 10:39 PM RMS finally emailed his draft to RKP, which got duly replied by RKP on Wed, Jan 15, 2014 at 12:01 AM saying; “We can certainly use it”. Thus the Free Software Policy got its initial shape and the next round of meetings of its makers is also scheduled.
RKP and RMS have repeatedly met and discussed. In some of the meetings a few senior associates and FSF activists also participated. RMS is seeing RKP’s approach too radical whereas RKP is stressing that tolerance for proprietary environs won’t work for us and both the leaders are solidly together to take on old world order. They may design something that is going to electrify whole world across all time zones.
May be the legendary GPL is getting ready to get made a law across all countries. It is not going to happen in one go but the things have really began. Birgitta Jónsdóttir from Iceland may also join in. Senior-most politicians of India have given the nod. The world is not going to remain as it has been.
In a rarest of rare gestures, the founder of internet growth engine SANGKRIT.net Rajendra Kumar Pandey today received the founder of free software movement Richard Matthew Stallman at his place. Both of them discussed all possible means and ways of politically intervening for spreading the free software effect across all countries. The meeting lasted for many hours and together they decided to meet many more times through this week to formulate the strategy.
Later on Rajendra Kumar Pandey facilitated a meeting of Richard Matthew Stallman with his close friend L K Advani the Chairperson of National Democratic Alliance in India. During prolonged discussions RMS has told about his visit to Julian Assange in asylum at the Embassy of Ecuador in London and requested the political patriarch for a full-fledged political asylum to Edward Snowden in India (who is concurrently under a temporary asylum in Russia) once the opposition is given a mandate to govern this country through upcoming general elections.
Rajendra Kumar Pandey acknowledged that it has been only free software effect that has ultimately caused almost everything admirable through the internet age that include even the political asylums of Julian Assange and Edward Snowden respectively while the rest of internet is still not evolved above 1984 of George Orwell.