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Dr. U. B. Pavanaja on VASU and BARAHA

Posted by egovindia on August 7, 2006

Hello Kannadigas,

There is a correction in what I wrote before. This correction was pointed out by this email from Dr. U. B. Pavanaja. Please read for your self.

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Forwarded Message:
Subj: Re: Fwd: Story of Birth for an Adult Man – How it happens and HOW it has HAPPENEND
Date: 7/7/2004 8:23:44 AM Pacific Daylight Time
From: pavanaja@vishvakannada.com
To: NovaMed@aol.com
CC: anand@cyberscapeindia.comm, bhchandrashekara@hotmail.com
Sent from the Internet (Details)

namaskaara,

I think there is a factual error in your mail.

You wrote: VASU the MAN in USA buys the AKRUTI FONTS of Cyberscape Multimedia Ltd. after talking Dr. PAVANAJA and now VASU thinks that he owns it and the VASU puts this AKRUTI FONTS into MOTHER’s womb and conceives it. Mother gave birth to NEW FONTS.

AFAIK, Vasu did not buy fonts from Anand (Akruti fonts). He just used the fonts available for free download at my web-site (www.vishvakannada.com). The fonts were given only for reading the web-site and not for any other purpose.

sigONa,
Pavanaja
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Dr. U.B. Pavanaja
CEO, Vishva Kannada Softech
Think Globally, Act locally
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THIS DOES NOT CHANGE THE STORY of BIRTH WHAT I WROTE to all of you.

STILL VASU’s admission of using AKRUTI FONTS and Apolising to Mr. S. K. Anand is in writing. THIS INVOLVES MORAL ISSUES. It is not a made up by any one as some one is saying. It is not CUT and PASTE works as some one is posting in a forum. These emails are REAL PROOF.

PLEASE DO NOT SPREAD BAD THINGS UNLESS YOU KNOW THE FACTS.

Mr. Anand does not have to proove anything to kannadigas. All Kannadigas have to read are the emails.

Here is what Mr. Anand has written in short format:

Re: Ends do not justify crooked means !

In a message dated 7/7/2004 4:35:02 AM Pacific Daylight Time, anand@cyberscapeindia.com writes:

> My acknowldgements to Akruti software for providing the glyphs which
> were used in the intial releases of Baraha. I apologise for this delayed
> acknowledgement.

> Regards
>
> Vasu

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I think from the above excerpt of Mr. Vasu’s mail to me, it should be clear (to anyone who can understand plain simple English), whether it is an acknowledgement or an apology for a delayed acknowledgement.

Do you still have doubts? Please be objective and go by facts and do not be swayed by emotion.

A theft is a theft is a theft, no matter how noble the intended purpose maybe. Ends do not justify crooked means !

With best regards.

Anand S.K.
Managing Director
Cyberscape Multimedia Ltd.
Banaglore.
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BECAUSE BARAHA is free to kannadigas on the net that does not mean you need to support blindly.

VASU is offering it free BECAUSE he knows he has not put in time to develop those fonts when he released BARAHA 1.0.

VASU might do song and dance now. It is not going to work.

For everything there should be a begining.

VASU did not become a 25 year old man just like that.

VASU has to be baby first THEN child THEN HIGH SCHOOL BOY THEN COLLEGE BOY THEN a MAN. VASU did not become a MAN outright on first attempt. I think VASU has to check with his parents all about this.

JUST LIKE THAT there is a process for all the things. WHICH includes FONTS, SOFTWARE and other things. I hope you are getting the point now.

AKRUTI Fonts was BABY of Mr. S. K. ANAND of Cyberscape Multimedia Ltd. and it was growing. Thye were feeding water to it. They were selling that AKRUTI FONTS to General Public. Thye were not offering it free to any one. I hope you are getting the point.

There comes Dr. U. B. Pavanaja.s first KANNADA Internet Portal http://www.vishvakannada.com
developed using AKRUTI FONTS of Cyberscape Multimedia Ltd. to all kannadigas. Then a MAN called VASU who was in USA sees and reads this FIRST KANNADA PORTAL and writes a letter to Dr. U. B. Pavanaja asking all sorts of questions to Dr. Pavanaja about the KANNADA PORTAL and FONTS used for it. ALL THIS STORY IS REAL. IT IS RECORDED IN PAPERS. AT THAT TIME THERE WAS NO BARAHA. It was still in the MOTHER’s womb. It is not yet conceived by any one.

VASU the MAN in USA buys the AKRUTI FONTS of Cyberscape Multimedia Ltd. after talking Dr. PAVANAJA and now VASU thinks that he owns it and the VASU puts this AKRUTI FONTS into MOTHER’s womb and conceives it. Mother gave birth to NEW FONTS.

I hope you understand ENGLISH to follow all these things BECAUSE all of this is in ENGLISH not in KANNADA yet.

VASU names this BABY of AKRUTI FONTS of Cyberscape Multimedia Ltd. has BARAHA 1.0 and welcomes to the world of Kannadigas as FREE CANDIES as if VASU the MAN oqned these FONTS. He did not realise that FATHER of BARAHA was someone else at that time.

He was so excited VASU the MAN started enjoying himself BUT forgot how he CONCEIVED the BABY FONTS BARAHA 1.0 VASU does not have to check with BARAHA parents. He is the parent. He conceived this BARAHA by using AKRUTI FONTS which is lika MOTHER.

As we all say; ” DO’t FOOL MOTHER NATURE”. This is a natural act that has happened. VASU can’t FOOL Kannadigas anymore. He has given it in writing to MOTHER AKRUTI FONTS of Cyberscape Multimedia Ltd.

VASU the MAN can go on writing all the articles he wants, He can release thousands of COPYRIGHT papers and artilces, He can write I can do that and these, He has done so many things after the BABY BARAHA’s birth of conceived out of AKRUTI Fonts.

VASU started getting lots of users from Kannadigas in USA ( where BARAHA became famous first) and then spread to other Kanandigas by word of mouth. KANNADIGAS will take everything they get as long it is FREE.

That is what VASU did and Kannadigas started using BARAHA without any knowledge that was a STOLEN / THEFT/PIRATED/COPIED from AKRUTI FONTS.

The word will spread just like VASU did in the begining, THAT he has done like this when he released BARAHA 1.0.

ALL KANNADIGAS has to know now that, NUDI / KALITHA FONTS developed by KGP is also the same story.

KGP copied from BARAHA/AKRUTI. THESE FONTS have TWO MOTHERS.

Mr. Chandrashekara, do you know how much fight Dr. Panditharadhya from MYSORE did on this with VASU’s FATHER? Please ask him. He will explain. Please write to him. His email are: pandita@eth.net, panditaradhya@sancharnet.in,

The way you have written is that you do not care about kannadigas in Karnataka State.

You are not worried about “ADALITHADALLI KANNADA”. IS THIS HAPPENNING ?

Have you questioned VASU on the following things:

1. Standardisation of KANNADA.
2. Data Portability to various formats and OS of KANNADA.

ALSO VASU writes ( KANNADIGAS need to question VASU on this):
“I have focused more on standardization issues and portability of data to various formats and Operating Systems, which was ignored (deliberately for business interests?) by other software vendors.”

Do not blindly support things without knowing the facts. It is going DESTROY the GROWTH of KANNADA SOFTWARE. WE ALLREADY FACING PROBLEMS WITH KGP.

Just because VASU is giving FREE BARAHA SOFTWARE which does not belong to him to KANNADIGAS in USA, UK, AUSTRALIA, SINGAPORE, MALAYSIA, AFRICA, RUSSIA, SOUTH AMERICA and other countries, WILL NOT SOLVE THE PROBLEMS of KANNADIGAS in KARNATAKA STATE and GoK.

BARAHA and NUDI are the two things that came to PUBLIC that has made KANNADA SOFTWARE DEVELOPMENT to a STAND STILL. Nothing is happenning in GoK or any where else.

This email from VASU of BARAHA shows the ADMISSION and ACKNOWLEDGEMENT and GUILT.

” I honestly admit that I have used the glyphs from one of the Akruti fonts in Baraha 1.0, and I was not very serious to mention about it.”

I apologise for this delayed acknowledgement.

VASU.

AKRUTI fonts developed by Mr. S. K. Anand.

MR. S. K Anand is also making a CHARGE on KGP and it’s Executives for using his AKRUTI FONTS to develop KALITHA/NUDI Kannada Software and selling it GoK.
__________________________________________
Mr. S. K. Anand’s email to V.M.Kumaraswamy and
Mr. Sheshadri Vasu’s email to Mr. S. K. Anand

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Forwarded Message:
Subj: Fw: From Sheshadrivasu Chandrasekharan
Date: 6/28/2004 11:01:59 AM Pacific Daylight Time
From: anand@cyberscapeindia.com
To: novamed@aol.com
Sent from the Internet (Details)

Shri Kumarswamy,

Namaskaara,

I think largely due to your relentless efforts to ferret out the truth behind the sad state of affairs in the area of Kannada software and the domination of false icons of the so called free software like KGP Nudi and Sheshadrivasu’s Baraha, a lot of bitter truth and hidden information is coming out from various quarters, which is exposing the nasty skullduggery by which these false icons have sucked on the blood of the real workers in the Kannada software arena who have never claimed that they and they alone have done a great service to Kannada, but have been contributing silently in the background.

I am forwarding here, an admission by one such icon, the Guru of free Kannada software, who, perhaps due to the fear of getting exposed by these revelations, very belatedly realised the need for acknowledging the unabashed piracy. More than six years after his misdeed, he meekly apologises for having pirated our “Akruti” fonts. This is a charge we have also made on KGP. How many more years, do we have to wait for them to come clean?

Anyway, I hope you keep churning the murky waters of the Kannada software world for more such nuggets. I sincerely hope at the end of this great “Samudra Manthan”, finally some true gems emerge and adorn our beloved “Kannada Maate” who must be hanging her head in eternal shame at the present state of affairs. All the behind the scene workers like us should be thankful for your fearless crusade against all the wrong doers.

Hoping for a positive outcome for the sake of Kannada,

Anand S.K.
Managing Director
Cyberscape Multimedia Ltd.
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Mr. Sheshadri Vasu’s email to Mr. S. K. Anand

—– Original Message —–
From: Sheshadrivasu Chandrasekharan <baraha@hotmail.com>
To: <anand@cyberscapeindia.com>
Sent: Tuesday, June 22, 2004 10:18 PM
Subject: From Sheshadrivasu Chandrasekharan

> Dear Mr. S.K. Anand,
>
> I recently saw a remark from you in one of the postings in an Internet
> newsgroup which goes as follows…
>
> “We who have been developing such fonts (AKRUTI) well over two decades would
> not like a repeat of the experience, we had when our fonts were pirated off
> the Web and used without acknowledgement, first by an individual who went on
> to release a free software…”
>
> I thought you may be referring to Baraha software in the above remark, and
> hence is this email.
>
> When I started developing a Kannada software, I had no knowledge of fonts at
> all. I experimented a lot with various Kannada fonts available in the
> Internet, including Akruti. This research helped me to understand the
> technology behind the Kannada fonts and I learnt a lot from these software.
> Initially, I wanted Baraha compatible with other Kannada fonts. But due to
> various limitations of such fonts, I had to come up with my own encoding.

I honestly admit that I have used the glyphs from one of the Akruti fonts in Baraha 1.0, and I was not very serious to mention about it.
When I released Baraha 1.0, I didn’t know it will become popular and used by many people. It was only an experiment which I wanted to share with my family and friends.
> But later, when Baraha became popular, for copyright reasons, I had to add
> my own fonts for Kannada and other languages. I have created many new font
> styles, which don’t exist in any other Kannada software. My intention was to
> provide the facility for basic documentation needs of Kannada. It was not my
> intention to copy or re-create various Kannada font styles that are
> available in other packages. Instead I have focussed more on portability of
> Kannada text from Baraha to other software such as Akruti, ShreeLipi, e.t.c.
>
> Through this mail I would like to express my grattitude to various other
> Kannada software for helping me to acquire the knowledge.
My acknowldgements to Akruti software for providing the glyphs which were used in the intial releases of Baraha.
I apologise for this delayed acknowledgement.
>
> Regards
> Vasu
> ***********************************************************
> Free Kannada/Devanagari software – http://www.baraha.com
> ***********************************************************

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