[Fost.com] Re: [FSF India] Gnu/Linux film (fwd)

Nagarjuna G. fost.com@mm.ilug-bom.org.in
Sat, 18 Aug 2001 23:54:36 +0530 (IST)

Pl. read the original message at the bottom and then read the reply.
We can have a couple of screenings in Mumbai too.


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Date: Sat, 18 Aug 2001 17:18:55 +0300 (EEST)
From: Hannu Puttonen <puttonen@kaapeli.fi>
To: Nagarjuna G. <nagarjun@hbcse.tifr.res.in>
Subject: Re: [FSF India] Gnu/Linux film

Thanks for you answer,

I�m planning to have one screening at New Delhi on 17th of September.
There�s also talk about going to Trivandrum, Kerala. Mumbai interests too.
So, the idea is that I�m with the film in India. These are the first
screenings anywhere, so I can�t send a cassette.

During my trip, I handle the travel costs, but if you can arrange an
accommodation for a couple of nights, that�d nice. I could show the film
for example a few days after New Delhi screening 21th of 22nd of
September. Or, I go to Trivandrum first, and come to Mumbai next week
(25th or 26th of September, maybe)??

These were my suggestions. Check out the possibilities, if those
either of those weeks will do.

The tape will be on PAL format. VHS or mini-DVD has been suggested as the
type of the cassette. Betacam SP is ok by me too. I can send you PR
material and a couple of still images.



On Fri, 17 Aug 2001, Nagarjuna G. wrote:

> I am writing on behalf of the GNU/LINUX users group of Mumbai.  How do
> we arrange a screening of this interesting documentary in Mumbai India.
> How do we get the tape etc.
> Nagarjuna
> On Thu, 9 Aug 2001, Hannu Puttonen wrote:
> ->
> ->
> ->
> ->Hi.
> ->
> ->I�m Hannu Puttonen, a Finnish film director and writer from Helsinki. I
> ->have just completed a one hour long documentary film on Gnu/Linux, open
> ->source & free software movement. It is called The Code and includes Linus
> ->Torvalds, Richard Stallman, Eric Raymond, Alan Cox, Jon 'maddog' Hall,
> ->Miguel de Icaza, Alan Cox, Theodore Ts�o, David S. Miller, Andrew Leonard,
> ->Robert 'Bob' Young, Larry Augustin and Eric Allman, to mention a few.
> ->
> ->It�s about the time to show the film for the world, and that is why I send
> ->this e-mail. I�ve been in contact with Sarai (Jeebesh Bagchi
> ->jeebech@sarai.net), and they are keen on to arrange a few screenings in
> ->India for the audiences interested in the topic in question. I can take
> ->different formats of the film on video (PAL). VHS and mini-DV anyway.
> ->Betacam SP too, if needed.
> ->
> ->On 17th of September it will be the 10th anniversary of the moment, when
> ->Linus Torvalds put his Linux 0.01 -version of the kernel code on Internet
> ->from his tiny flat in Helsinki, Finland. I�d like "the world premiere" to
> ->be on that day. But not necessarily in my home country, because in a small
> ->country (only 5,1 million people in the fifth largest country in Europe)
> ->the few local, internationally known celebrities are over-exposed out of
> ->all proportions in the media. So has happened with both mr. Torvalds and
> ->Gnu/Linux.
> ->
> ->It is already a known fact, that the real change and possible revolution
> ->in terms of Gnu/Linux and the whole free software/open source will happen
> ->in the countries like India. The whole IT culture and business in your
> ->country looks very interesting from a Finnish point of view (there was a
> ->documentary about it on our tv a week ago). So, after completing this
> ->film, I�d still like to learn something new about the phenomenon called
> ->free software, before starting a new film on something totally different
> ->subject matter.
> ->
> ->So, we are trying to arrange at least that one screening with Sarai in
> ->Delhi on 17th of September. The other possible screenings could take place
> ->during the same week.
> ->
> ->My travel expenses will be covered from Finland and back, and I don�t need
> ->any fee, but a local accommodation would be fine.
> ->
> ->Mail me or call me, if you have an interest to arrange for the local
> ->people in India an opportunity to see the documentary before anyone else.
> ->
> ->Yours,
> ->
> ->Hannu Puttonen
> ->Director, writer
> ->
> ->Bulevardi 34B a6
> ->FIN-00120 Helsinki
> ->E-mail: puttonen@kaapeli.fi
> ->Mobile: +358-(0)40-558 3086
> ->
> ->
> ->_______________________________________________
> ->http://gnu.org.in/mailman/listinfo/fsf-india
> ->
> ------------------------------------------------------------------------
> Nagarjuna G. HBCSE, TIFR, V.N.Purav Marg, Mankhurd, Mumbai 400088 India.
> Phone: 5567711						    Res: 2155604
> nagarjun@hbcse.tifr.res.in			   www.hbcse.tifr.res.in
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Date: Tue, 28 Aug 2001 14:38:06 +0530
From: Jeebesh Bagchi <[EMAIL PROTECTED]>
Subject: CODE film screening
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Sarai New Media Initiative welcome you to the premier screening of 
the film CODE directed by Hannu Puttonen on the 10th anniversary of 
Linus Torvalds uploading of the Linux kernel on  the net.

Film : CODE
Screening: Sarai, CSDS, 29, Rajpur Road, Delhi 54
Day: 17th September, Monday
Time: 6.30 PM

The director will be present to introduce and discuss the film.

The Code
Finland  2001
55 min

The Code is a documentary about the open source and free software 
movement, as well as about the Linux code development process. 
Started a by a 21-year-old Finnish computer science student in 1991, 
Linux became the biggest co-operation project within the Internet, as 
well in the world history in general. The film features some of the 
key members of the community, like Linus Torvalds, Richard Stallman, 
Eric Raymond, Alan Cox, Jon 'maddog' Hall, Miguel de Icaza and Robert 
Young. Linux continues the long tradition of hacker (meant here in 
its original, positive sense) culture of sharing code. Its story and 
value structure make up a symbolic tale during the age of 
post-industrial capitalism. The director says:

"I guess you have to be a hacker in order to understand the specific 
mindset. To rebel against the idea, that the underlying source code 
for a computer operating system should be withheld. In the end, the 
concept of free software concerns not only the code: it is about 
freedom, sharing,
and community - about creation, beauty, and 'having fun'. Besides 
this, examples of superior technology have been created within free 
software projects. This 'open source' attitude doesn´t mix smoothly 
with the concept of free market economy. It is also a threat to 
traditional concepts of copyright and intellectual property. 
Companies like Microsoft, that base their business on closed source 
code, have tactically moulded free software into an image of a 
monster of almost mccarthyian
proportions. All this made up one of the strangest success stories of 
the 1990´s and the early stages of the new millennium, epitomized by 
the community´s gifted leader and invaluable icon, who planted the 
seed for a movement whose ramifications continue to spread."

        Hannu Puttonen

        Film Credits:

Script and directing: Hannu Puttonen
Production: Kaarle Aho / Making Movies Oy
Cinematography: Arto Kaivanto
Editing: Kimmo Kohtamäki
Animation: Otso Pakarinen
Special film effects and additional camera work: Seppo Renvall
Sound recordist: Pirkko Tiitinen
Music: Pertti Grönholm, Brandi Ifgray & Tuomo Puranen
Distributor & Print source: Making Movies (Finland)