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My email to Dr.Stallman

maitraya to rms@gnu.org
Hello Mr.Stallman,
I am a high school student residing in India and have been inspired by your speeches recently. I first knew about free (as in freedom) softwares from a tech magazine a few years back and started using free softwares after your inspiring speech video on your Wikipedia article. I use gNewSense now.
Thank goodness the world has someone like you who gave us GNU/Linux which helped a lot in my school work. Sadly, here in India, many students/teachers/parents do not know much about free software, FSF or GNU. I am probably the only student in the school who knows about free softwares. But I am trying to enlighten others with whatever knowledge I have acquired through gnu.org . Hope my state uses GNU/Linux more in the near future.
Lastly, this is perhaps of very little significance, I wanted to present you something. See the attached png and jpeg : its a bookmark created with GIMP. It might come in handy while reading physical books. I wish to distribute printouts of it to friends in order to spread the word of freedom.
Plus: I create GDM themes for gNewSense. they are available at http://www.gnome-look.org under artist maitraya (i.e. me)
Yours faithfully,
Maitraya Kanta Bhattacharyya
High School Student
Calcutta Boys’ School,
Kolkata, West Bengal, India
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rms@gnu.org to me

Sadly, here in India, many
students/teachers/parents do not know much about free software, FSF or GNU.
I am probably the only student in the school who knows about free softwares.
But I am trying to enlighten others with whatever knowledge I
have acquired through gnu.org .
One idea for how to spread awareness of the issue is to invite others
to watch that same video.  It’s worth a try.  You can also learn to
give speeches yourself.  It comes with practice; that’s how I learned
to do it.
Would you like to work with FSF India?  I am sure you can be helpful
to them.
Regarding the bookmark, would you like to give it to the FSF?  Please
write to webmasters@gnu.org.  Our webmastering is mostly done by
volunteers, and they may lose track of something; so if you get no
response in 2 weeks, please write again.
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