Requesting VASU to put BARAHA into OPEN SOURCE, Answer to Dr. Pavanaja’s email
Posted by egovindia on August 21, 2009
Requesting VASU to put BARAHA into OPEN SOURCE, Answer to Dr. Pavanaja’s email, Answer to some of the questions raised here in the email.
Dear Mr. Sheshadrivasu Chandrasekharan,
At the out set, I would like to write that our kannada association HONORED you in Southern California during the SILVER JUBLIEE CELEBRATIONS for your kannada fonts BARAHA. I am the one who dropped you and your wife to the airport. This is way before your email of July 2004 to Mr. Anand owner of Akruthi Fonts. No kannadiga knew anything about what you did till July 2004.
Here in this email I have copied the following:
1. Your email dated June 22, 2004 to Mr. Anand owner of Akruthi Fonts. This is exact copy of the email that was sent to me by Mr. Anand in 2004 itself.
2. Email dated July 29th 2004 written by Dr. U. B. Pavanaja to me – V. M. Kumaraswamy(firstname.lastname@example.org)
I hope Dr. Pavanaja has written factual things. Please go through the email. If you disagree with anything he has written please write back to me. This helps to clarify things for kannadigas. Some kannadigas wants to know it from you.
Did you call or email Dr. U. B. Pavanaja? Did Dr. Pavanaja tell you in detail what you needed to do.
Dr. Pavanaja says that you are telling all kannadigas by quoating a wrong case to proove that, What you did was correct and that you did not steal the IPR of AKRUTHI Fonts ti develop BARAHA 1.0. You also had sent the same thing to me and other kannadigas also, to prove to kannadigas that you have not done anything wrong. Dr. Pavanaja writes in detail and explains where you cleverly not telling all kannadigas about what really happened in that case of ADOBE Fonts. Do you think Dr. Pavanaja is wrong ???
Dr. Pavanaja also concludes that you have stolen Glyphs from Akruthi Fonts in releasing BARAHA 1.0 in 1997. At the same time Dr. Pavanaja concludes that NUDI Fonts has been developed by using BARAHA Fonts. This shows that you have made KAGAPA to take your BARAHA Fonts make KHALITHA Fonts and then rename it as NUDI FONTS and sold it to Govt. of Karnataka. This shows that you are an accessory to develop NUDI Fonts.
Also I would like to point out is that, Mr. A. Sathyanarayana, KAGAPA’s Founder Secretary and who worked in KGP/KAGAPA for more than Four years also states in this email to me in 2004, that KAGAPA made KHALITHA Fonts from BARAHA Fonts and then named it NUDI Fonts before selling it to Govt. of Karnataka. Is Mr. A. Sathyanarayana writing wrong on this ?? Please clarify this also.
3. Your Press Report of June 15th 2009, which happened in Tumkur. Copy of the entire pdf file is attached for kannadigas to read and some of the important points are typed here in this email for convinience of Kannadigas to read and ponder themselves on what has happened.
I have made series of questions to you on this press report
4. Since you are giving BARAHA as FREE DOWNLOAD to KANNADIGAS, why do’t you put BARAHA Fonts into OPEN SOURCE so that APPLICATION SOFTWARES can be developed by KANNADIGAS. You are telling on June 2009 “ಕನ್ನಡಕ್ಕೆ ಅನ್ವಯಿಕ ತಂತ್ರಾಂಶ ಅಗತ್ಯ” So this will benefit kannadigas anyway.
5, In 2004 you gave press statements Deccan Herald, WHY you did not mention anything about ” ಕನ್ನಡಕ್ಕೆ ಅನ್ವಯಿಕ ತಂತ್ರಾಂಶ ಅಗತ್ಯ ” in 2004. Probably you did not know anything about this at that time, I think. Now you have seen kannadigas are pressing for these, you come and make statements like you did in June 2009.
6. One more thing, instead of just saying that KANNADA needs “ಕನ್ನಡಕ್ಕೆ ಅನ್ವಯಿಕ ತಂತ್ರಾಂಶ ಅಗತ್ಯ”,, Why do’t you develop it yourself or STEAL from some one else and provided it FREE for KANNADIGAS as you did on BARAHA FONTS.
7. One more thing, WITHOUT BARAHA 1.0, you could not have done further releases of BARAHA. Such as BARAHA 2.0, 3.0. 4.0, 5.0, 6.0, 7.0, 8.0, and others. You need to know when a baby needs to be born to grow and become grown up. It will not happen just like a real grown up person right from the begining. So you needed BARAHA 1.0 to develop your further releases of BARAHA. As you have stated in your email of July 2004, you have STOLEN the IPR / GLYPHS of AKRUTHI Fonts to release BARAHA 1.0 Fonts in 1997.
8. Please do not go on telling others there were no KANNADA FONTS available before BARAHA and NUDI came into existence. Please do not do this and tells LIES to Kannadigas. Govt. of Karnataka was using KANNADA FONTS before BARAHA and NUDI Fonts.
9. In conclusion, BARAHA and NUDI have destroyed the KANNADA SOFTWARE DEVELOPMENT in Karnataka Statement. I some kannadigas dis agree on this statement. It has been going on like this since 2004 anyway. AGREE to DISAGREE and we need to move on and correct the things for the sake of KANNADA BHASHE.
YOUR email to Mr. S. K. Anand
—– Original Message —–
From: Sheshadrivasu Chandrasekharan <email@example.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.
> Free Kannada/Devanagari software – http://www.baraha.com
ನಾನು ವಾಸು, ೧೯೯೭ ಇಸವಿಯಲ್ಲಿ ಆಕೃತಿ ಫಾಂಟ್ಸ್ ಇಂದ ಕದ್ದು ಬರಹ ೧.೦ ಮಾಡಿದ್ದು ಅಂಥ ೨೦೦೪ ನೆ ಇಸವಿಯಲ್ಲಿ ಈಮೇಲ್ ನಲ್ಲಿ ಆಕೃತಿ ಓನರ್ ಆನಂದ್ ಗೆ ತಿಳಿಸಿದ್ದೇನೆ. ಇದಕ್ಕೆ ಸಾಕ್ಷಿ ನನ್ನ ಈಮೇಲ್.
೨೦೦೪ ರ ಈಮೇಲ್ ನಲ್ಲಿ , ನಾನು, ನನಗೆ ಕನ್ನಡ ತಂತ್ರಾಶದ ಬಗ್ಗೆ ಏನು ಗೊತ್ತಿತ್ರಲಿಲ್ಲ ಅಂಥ ಬರೆದಿದ್ದೇನೆ,
ಎಲ್ಲ ಕನ್ನಡಿಗರು ನನ್ನ ಈಮೇಲ್ ಓದಿ ಅರ್ಥ ಮಾಡಿಕೊಳ್ಳಬೇಕು.
ನಾನು ವಾಸು ಹೇಳುವುದು ಏನಂದರೆ, ಬರಹ ೧.೦ ಕನ್ನಡಿಗರಿಗೆ ಉಚಿತ ವಾಗಿ ಕೊಟ್ಟಿದ್ದೇನೆ.
Dr. U. B. Pavanaja’s email to Me (V. M. Kumaraswamy), Detailing the account of FONTS ISSUES.
Subject: font issues
Date: 7/29/2004 12:18:00 PM Pacific Daylight Time
Sent from the Internet (Details)
I have attached the promised document on the font issues. Hope I can
sleep peacefully now (it is 00:45 hrs in the night)🙂
Dr. U.B. Pavanaja
CEO, Vishva Kannada Softech
Think Globally, Act locally
Font issues -Akruti, Baraha and Nudi
by U B Pavanaja
Birth of Baraha
I had put up Kannada’s first web-site called Vishva Kannada during Dec. 1996 with the support of S K Anand of Cyberscape. Dynamic font technology was not being used by Vishva Kannada at that time. Akruti fonts were given for download at the web-site. Users have to download the font, install it in their PC and then they could read the Vishva Kannada web-site in Kannada. Sometimes in the first half of 1997, I got an email from Sheshadri Vasu who was at USA. In that mail he appreciated Vishva Kannada. He added that it takes a long time to copy characters through CharMap (an utility present in Windows to copy a glyph of a font into any application) and make a Kannada sentence. I explained him how to type in Kannada using the keyboard driver which has to be bought from Cyberscape. I gave the contact details of S K Anand and the approximate price of the software also. Then there was no mail from Vasu for some time. (Recently, during his visit to India in June 2004, Vasu wrote an article for Vijaya Karnataka, wherein he mentioned the discussions he had with me about the relation between font and keyboard driver). One day I got an email from Vasu saying that he has made a software called Baraha that can be used as an editor for Kannada. He wrote that he wanted to give this software free to everyone. The version sent to me was a beta version. He had actually written an editor for the font he downloaded from the web. I asked him about the copyright of the font. He had not thought anything about that. I explained to him the he need to take the permission of S K Anand of Cyberscape to use Akruti fonts in his software. He included the Kan Ballal font which was given to read Udayavani web-site with the first release of Baraha, which was given to some select friends only. Later on he changed the ASCII values of the glyphs of Akruti font and released the Baraha package officially. His idea was that just by changing the ASCII values of the glyphs, his font becomes different from Akruti font. But morally, ethically and legally, this amounts to violation of intellectual property rights. After a long gap of six years, recently (2004), Vasu admitted that he used the glyphs from Akruti fonts, in a mail to S K Anand.
Fonts used in Nudi
Now let me discuss the about the fonts bundled with Nudi. Nudi was initially thought as a testing software. This was made into a package later on. Myself and Harsha (the programmer who did the coding for Nudi) were opposing the release of Nudi without our own professional fonts. Making a font is an elaborate process. Artists have to draw each character (glyph) on paper, they have to be scanned, digitized, hinted, etc. It takes months for each font. C V Srinatha Sasthry (CVSS), Chief Secretary, Kannada Ganaka Parishat (KGP), told me that he got the font made from someone before submitting the final package to GoK. In one of the executive committee meeting S K Anand and myself questioned CVSS about who made the fonts, how much was paid to him, etc. G N Narsimha Murthy (GNNM), Secretary, KGP, gave a reply that someone at Koppa made the fonts. I mentioned that KGP should have the complete record of making of the fonts like original drawings by the artist, first raw digitized data, the final font, etc. GNNM promised to get all these from Koppa and show to us in the next meeting. He never bothered to do that.
I came to know about the entire story about fonts much much later. Initially I used to believe the statements of CVSS about the fonts. But it took almost 2 years for me to accidentally discover the truth. While experimenting with opentype font creation, I was studying the glyphs of all Kannada fonts. When I opened Baraha, Akruti and Nudi fonts in a font editing software, I found that they all have the same glyph sets, even though their ASCII values are different. As Sathyanarayana has detailed in his write-up, the glyphs from Akruti fonts were used in the first version of Baraha, which was then used in the first version of Nudi. As per my knowledge CVSS got this conversion of font encodings done by someone here at Bangalore itself. The fonts were not made from scratch at Koppa. This is clear violation of intellectual property rights. I had a strong and heated argument with CVSS and GNNM about one or two months before the elections to the executive committee of KGP. I blasted CVSS for misleading me and telling lies to me that the fonts were developed at Koppa. CVSS and GNNM have told lies to me and cheated GoK by supplying them with pirated fonts. Definitely my position became very awkward that I being the mentor and the person in charge of Nudi in the initial stages was not informed of these backdoor activities by CVSS. I fired both CVSS and GNNM left and right. At that time GNNM even challenged me to prove these in the court along with S K Anand who had already threatened to sue KGP for violation of intellectual property rights.
Vasu’s justification and the realities
With this background let me discuss a bit of what Vasu has written in a document and widely circulated in mailing lists. This document is also present in his Baraha discussion group (groups.msn.com/baraha). Let me quote from this document-
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USA courts have long back decided that fonts can’t be copyrighted AT ALL! Here, the digital outline can never be protected. According to them there can’t be any original font style, because, every font is created by slightly modifying some other font, and there aren’t really “new” font designs! See the following excerpts from the law…
“The Copyright Office has decided that digitized representations of typeface designs are not registerable under the Copyright Act because they do not constitute original works of authorship. The digitized representations of typefaces are neither original computer programs (as defined in 17 U.S.C. 101), nor original databases, nor any other original work of authorship.”
So, in a font, the name, any programming code not describing the font design are all that can be copyrighted. This leaves the door open in the USA to have anyone pay for the output of each character from a typesetter and re-digitize it or extract the design from a font program (and rename it), easily duplicating the design. Most foundries have very similar fonts derived from work largely designed by others. More information about font/copyright can be found at http://ssifonts.com/Myths.htm
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Vasu is very cleverly and conveniently quoting from a web-site put up in the year 1997 and has not been updated afterwards. There is a reason for this site not being updated afterwards. This refers to the classic legal battle between Adobe and SSI. Southern Software Inc. (SSI) used to copy and rename fonts from Adobe and others. They thought they were safe from prosecution because, though they had directly copied the points that define the shapes from Adobe’s fonts, they had moved all the points just slightly so they were not technically identical. Nevertheless, in his 1998 judgment, the judge determined that the computer code had been copied:
The evidence presented shows that there is some creativity in designing the font software programs. While the glyph dictates to a certain extent what points the editor must choose, it does not dictate every point that must be chosen. Adobe has shown that font editors make creative choices as to what points to select based on the image in front of them on the computer screen. The code is determined directly from the selection of the points. Thus, any copying of the points is copying of literal expression, that is, in essence, copying of the computer code itself.
SSI lost the legal battle at the courts. Judgment was in favor of Adobe. Hence SSI did not update their web-site. Vasu is conveniently quoting from this web-site. One can read in detail about this case in the following web-sites:-
When we conducted a opentype font workshop at Bangalore during March 2003, there was a talk on IPR issues related to fonts by Lawrence Liang, who is an expert on cyber laws. He had discussed this Adobe vs SSI case.
Vasu’s interview to Deccan Herald and my comments
Vasu gave an interview to Deccan Herald during his visit to Bangalore in June 2004. Here are some excerpts and my comments on them:-
> “Then, I, along with Ganaka Parishad and the State Government worked to bring Kannada software for official use”, he (Vasu) said.
I don’t remember any of such efforts by Sheshadri Vasu. In fact Vasu was very reluctant to implement the GoK standard for font and keyboard. There was a heated argument between Dr Panditharadhya and K T Chandrashekharan, father of Vasu, in this connection. All along the time Shasthry, Narasimha Murthy and Panditharadhya were advocating that Baraha killed Kannada while Nudi saved it! Vasu did implement the keyboard and font standards after repeated appeals by Shrinatha Shasthry and Narasimha Murthy.
> Baraha 4.0 was the first software that was implemented in Government offices with font styles.
I don’t think this statement of Sheshadri Vasu is true. There were many Kannada software being used in state govt much much before KGP, Nudi or Baraha came into existence.
> But the Ganaka Parishad and the State Government have introduced Nudi software as a benchmark system.
If Vasu were to introduce the GoK standards much earlier than the release of Kalitha (Nudi), Nudi would not have come into existence.
> Unfortunately for me, the government is insisting the use of Nudi software.
Why should be unfortunate to him? He is not selling Baraha.
> While Baraha has fulfilled the terms and conditions put forth by the Government, including stipulations such as keyboard and transliteration, I wonder why they are forcing departments to use only Nudi”, he said. One of Baraha’s many advantages, according to Vasu, is that it allows a person who knows Kannada to type it in English fonts. He felt preference of software (Baraha or Nudi) should be left to end user.
Why the choice should be only between Nudi and Baraha, both of them are obsolete in the current and future time where Unicode is the world standard? Actually the choice should be between Windows XP/2003, Mac, Linux, Solaris, Java Desktop, Unix, etc. all are having Unicode compliance.
Meeting with Vasu in June 2004
Vasu was felicitated by Upasana in Bangalore during his visit in June 2004. I met him during that function. I discussed many things in general like Unicode features, facility needed in Baraha to convert RTF and HTML documents into Unicode, etc. Casually I asked him where from he is getting the fonts for his Baraha package. As per his answer, there is an artist in Bangalore who draws the shapes on paper and sends them to him. He (Vasu) scans, digitizes and makes them into fonts. I did not discuss anything about the Akruti font issue.
Conclusion and request
Baraha has copied and used one font from Akruti software. This font is one of the many fonts bundled with current version of Nudi.
I have written everything that I know about the font issues pertaining to Akruti, Baraha and Nudi. My intention is to bring out the truth, however bitter it is. I have no personal animosity with anyone whose name appears in this write-up. Please read this objectively and subjectively. That is, do a vasthunistha (objective) reading rather than a vyakthinishta (subjective) reading.
Thanks for your patience and time.
Sheshadrivasu Chandrashekaran,s press report of June 2009, which happened in TUMKUR. Some of it is typed here for the readers to know what VASU has told. The entire press report is attached to this email as pdf file.
ರಾಜ್ಯ ವಾರ್ತೆ – ತುಮಕೂರು
ಕನ್ನಡಕ್ಕೆ ಅನ್ವಯಿಕ ತಂತ್ರಾಂಶ ಅಗತ್ಯ
[Kannada Software – VASU June 2009.pdf (application/pdf) 409.00K] copy attached to this email.
ಕನ್ನಡ ಪ್ರಭ ವಾರ್ತೆ , ತುಮಕೂರು , ಜೂನ್ ೧೫ ೨೦೦೯,
ಕನ್ನಡ ಭಾಷಾ ತಂತ್ರಾಂಶ ಗಳಲ್ಲಿ ಬಹುತೇಕ ತಾಂತ್ರಿಕ (ಸಾಫ್ಟ್ ವೇರ್ ಗಳಲ್ಲಿ ) ಸಮಸ್ಯೆಗಳು ಬಗೆಹರಿದಿವೆ. ಆದರೆ ಇಂಗ್ಲಿಷ್ ಭಾಷಾ ತಂತ್ರಾಂಶ ಗಳಲ್ಲಿ ರುವಂತೆ ಕನ್ನಡದಲ್ಲೂ ವಿವಿದ ರೀತಿಯ ಅನ್ವಯಿಕ ತಂತ್ರಾಂಶ (ಅಪ್ಲಿಕೇಶನ್) ಗಳನ್ನೂ ರೂಪಿಸಬೇಕಾದ ಅಗತ್ಯವಿದೆ ಎಂದು ಉಚಿತ ಕನ್ನಡ ತಂತ್ರಾಂಶ ಬರಹದ ರೂವಾರಿ ಅಮೇರಿಕಾದ ಶೇಷಾದ್ರಿ ವಾಸು ಚಂದ್ರಶೇಖರನ್ ಅಭಿಪ್ರಾಯಪಟ್ಟರು.
ಕನ್ನಡದಲ್ಲಿ ಇಂದು ತಂತ್ರಾಂಶಗಳು ಲಭ್ಯವಿವೆ. ಅವಲ್ಲೆವೂ ಇ-ಮೇಲ್ ಮಾಡಲು, ದಾಖಲಾತಿ ಸಂಗ್ರಹ ಇತ್ಯಾದಿಗಸ್ಟೇ ಸೀಮಿತವಾಗಿದೆ. ಆದರೆ ಅಸ್ಟೇ ಸಾಲದು. ವಿವಿದ ವಿಷಯಗಳಿಗೆ ಸಂಭದಿಸಿದಂತೆ ಎಲ್ಲಾ ಮಾಹಿತಿಯೂ ಕನ್ನಡದಲ್ಲಿ ಲಭ್ಯವಾಗುವಂತಾಗಬೇಕು. ಅದಕ್ಕಾಗಿ ಅನ್ವಯಿಕ ತಂತ್ರಾಂಶ ಗಳು ರೂಪುಗೊಳ್ಳಬೇಕು ಎಂದು ಸಲಹೆ ನೀಡಿದರು.
ಲಾಭಕ್ಕ ಅಲ್ಲ, ಖುಷಿಗೆ : ಅಮೆರಿಕಾದಂಥಹ ದೇಶದಲ್ಲಿ ಕುಳಿತು ಬರಹ ತಂತ್ರಾಂಶವನ್ನು ರೂಪಿಸಿದ್ದು ಯಾವುದೇ ಲಾಭದ ಉದ್ದೇಶ ದಿಂದಲ್ಲ. ಕೇವಲ ಸ್ವಂತ ಬಳಕೆಯ ಖುಷಿಯಿಂದ ಎಂದ ಅವರು , ಬರಹ ರೂಪು ಗೊಂಡಾಗ ಖುಷಿಯಾಯಿತು. ಅದು ಹಲವರ ಗಮನಕ್ಕೆ ಬಂದಾಗ ಅನೇಕ ಗೆಳೆಯರು ಸಿಕ್ಕಿದರು. ಅಲ್ಲದೆ ಬಿಡುವಿನ ವೇಳೆಯನ್ನು ಸದ್ವಿನಿಯೋಗಪಡಿಸಿಕೊಳ್ಳಲು ಬರಹ ಸಂಶೋದನೆ ನೆರವಾಯಿತು. ಅದೇ ಬಹುದೊಡ್ಡ ಖುಷಿ ಸಂಗತಿಯಾಯಿತು.
ಜೀವನೋಪಾಯಕ್ಕೆ ಒಂದು ಉದ್ಯೋಗವಿದೆ. ಆದರೆ ಹವ್ಯಾಸವಾಗಿ ನಡೆಸಿದ ಪ್ರಯೋಗ ಬರಹ ತಂತ್ರಾಂಶದ ರೂಪ ಪಡೆಯಿತು. ಆ ಪ್ರಯೋಗ ಯಶಸ್ವಿಯಾದ್ದರಿಂದ ಅದನ್ನು ಉಚಿತವಾಗಿ ಜನಬಳಕೆಗೆ ಇಂಟರ್ ನೆಟ್ ನಳ್ಳಿ ಮುಕ್ತ ಅವಕಾಶ ನೀಡಲಾಯಿತು,
SOME QUESTIONS to PONDER?
QUESTIONS to VASU on the June 2009 press report which is attached here and some part copied above. Kannadigas need to know this from vasu.
ಶೇಷಾದ್ರಿ ವಾಸು ಹೇಳಿದ ಹಾಗೆ ಕನ್ನಡ ತಂತ್ರಾಂಶದ ಸಮಸ್ಯೆಗಳು ಬಗೆಹರಿದಿಲ್ಲ. ಕನ್ನಡ ತಂತ್ರಾಂಶದ ಸಮಸ್ಯೆಗಳು ಇನ್ನು ಜಾಸ್ತಿ ಹಾಗಿದೆ.
ವಾಸು, ಪರ್ತಕರ್ತ ಶ್ರೀ. ಪ್ರಭಾಕರ ಬರೆದಿರುವುದನ್ನು ಓದಬೇಕು, ಓದಿದರೆ ಕನ್ನಡ ತಂತ್ರಾಂಶದ ತೊಂದರೆಗಳು ಗೊತ್ತಾಗುತ್ತೆ. nivella odi nodi.
ವಾಸು, ದಿವಂಗತ ಶ್ರೀ. ತೇಜಸ್ವಿ ಯವರು, ೨೦೦೪, ೨೦೦೫ ರಲ್ಲಿ , ಕನ್ನಡ ತಂತ್ರಾಂಶದ ಬಗ್ಗೆ ಬರೆದಿರುವುದನ್ನು ಓದಿದರೆ ಗೊತ್ತಾಗುತ್ತೆ ಕನ್ನಡ ತಂತ್ರಾಂಶದ ಸಮಸ್ಯೆಗಳು. nivella odi nodi.
ಕನ್ನಡ ತಂತ್ರಾಂಶದ ಸಮಸ್ಯೆಗಳು ಬಗೆಹರಿದಿದ್ದರೆ, ಶ್ರೀ. ಪವನಜ, ಶ್ರೀ. ಇಸ್ಮಾಯಿಲ್, ಶ್ರೀ. ನಾರಾಯಣ , ಇವರೆಲ್ಲ ಪ್ರಜಾವಾಣಿ ಯಲ್ಲಿ, ಆಗಸ್ಟ್ ೧ ೨೦೦೯, ಯಾಕೆ ಬರೆದರು ” ಕನ್ನಡವಾಗದ ಕಂಪ್ಯೂಟರ್ ಲೋಕ ” ಅಂತ [kannadavaagada computer loka.pdf (application/pdf) 395.00K] ? ಇವರೆಲ್ಲ ಏನು ಸುಳ್ಳು ಬರೆಯುತ್ತಿದ್ದರಾ? ಕನ್ನಡ ತಂತ್ರಾಂಶದಲ್ಲಿ ಸಮಸ್ಯೆಗಳು ಇರುವುದರಿಂದ ಬರೆದಿದ್ದಾರೆ ಅಂತ ಗೊತ್ತಾಗುತ್ತೆ.
ಶ್ರೀ. ಪವನಜ , ಜುಲೈ ೨೦೦೪, ನಲ್ಲಿ, ಬರಹ ದಲ್ಲಿ ಆಕೃತಿ ಫಾಂಟ್ಸ್ ಇದೆ ಅಂತ. ವಾಸು ಯಾಕೆ ಇದುವರೆಗೆ ಅದಕ್ಕೆ ಉತ್ತರ ಕೊಟ್ಟಿಲ್ಲ? ವಾಸು ಸುಳ್ಳು ಕೋರ್ಟ್ ಕೇಸ್ ಹೇಳುತ್ತಿದ್ದಾನೆ ಅಂತಾನು ಬರೆದಿದ್ದಾರೆ ಪವನಜ. ವಾಸು ಯಾಕೆ ಇದೆಕ್ಕೆಲ್ಲ ಉತ್ತರ ಕೊಟ್ಟಿಲ್ಲ?
ವಾಸುಗೆ ೧೯೯೭ ನಲ್ಲಿ ಕದ್ದು ಬರಹ ಮಾಡಿದಾಗ, ಕನ್ನಡಕ್ಕೆ ಅನ್ವಯಿಕ ತಂತ್ರಾಂಶ ಅಗತ್ಯ ಎಂದು ಗೊತ್ತಿರಲಿಲ್ಲ ಎಂದು ಗೊತ್ತಾಗುತ್ತೆ.
ವಾಸುಗೆ ಜುಲೈ ೨೦೦೪ ನಲ್ಲಿ ಇಮೇಲ್ ಬರೆದಗಾನು ಕನ್ನಡಕ್ಕೆ ಅನ್ವಯಿಕ ತಂತ್ರಾಂಶ ಅಗತ್ಯ ಎಂದು ಗೊತ್ತಿರಿಲಿಲ್ಲ ಎಂದು ಗೊತ್ತಾಗುತ್ತೆ.
ವಾಸು ೨೦೦೪ ನಲ್ಲಿ ಪತ್ರಿಕೆ ಯವರಿಗೆ ಬೆಂಗಳೂರಿನಲ್ಲಿ , ಮಾತಾಡಿದ್ದ. ವಾಸು ೨೦೦೪ ನಲ್ಲಿ ಕನ್ನಡಕ್ಕೆ ಅನ್ವಯಿಕ ತಂತ್ರಾಂಶ ಅಗತ್ಯ ಎಂದು ಹೇಳಿರಲಿಲ್ಲ. ಯಾಕೆ ? ವಾಸುಗೆ ಗೊತ್ತಿದ್ದರೆ ತಾನೇ ಹೇಳುವುದಕ್ಕೆ?
WHY VASU is saying that he really did the BARAHA Fonts. He has written an email in 2004 telling that he stole the IPR of AKRUTHI Fonts in 1997 when releasing BARAHA 1.0. Hence BARAHA is IPR Stolen product. All further releases of BARAHA could not have been done without BARAHA 1.0.
Dr. U. B. PAVANAJA on Font Issues. Birth of BARAHA, FONTS USED in NUDI, VASU’s LIES, – odi nodi
VASU says he did copy this IPR for HAVYSAKKOSKARA. He should have kept it for himself. Not distributed to the whole world by creating a mess of KANNADA Software Development. This shows in his statements of June 2009 in TUMKURU. VASU has allowed BARAHA to be copied into KHALITHA fonts by KGP/KAGAPA/Kannada Ganaka Parishat and rename it as NUDI Fonts and sold NUDI FONST to Govt. of Karnataka for about 35 Lakhs.
BARAHA and NUDI have DESTROYED the KANNADA SOFTWARE DEVELOPMENT and INDUSTRY.
THIS SHOWS THE VASU’s INTELECTUAL CAPACITY.
Vasu himself has written in his email he did not know anything about KANNADA FONTS.
DID NOT KNOW ANYTHING like this “ಕನ್ನಡಕ್ಕೆ ಅನ್ವಯಿಕ ತಂತ್ರಾಂಶ ಅಗತ್ಯ” TILL JUNE 2009. ?
VASU STOLE IPR in 1997 and VASU gave PRESS STAEMENTS in 2004.
VASU wrote email to Akruthi Fonts owner Mr. Anand in July 2004 that he copied GLYPHS from AKRUTHI Fonts when he released BARAHA 1.0.
Without BARAHA 1.0, VASU could not have developed further releases of BARAHA Fonts.