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Re: Invitation to Jaldhar H.Vyas to minidebconf 2014 at Kollam,Kerala on 17th and 18th October.

On Tuesday 19 August 2014 08:44 PM, Jaldhar H. Vyas wrote:
> On Tue, 19 Aug 2014, shirish शिरीष wrote:
>> at bottom :-
>> On 8/19/14, Jaldhar H. Vyas <jaldhar@debian.org> wrote:
>>> For Indian consulate purposes, could you send me a PDF of the invitation
>>> on an "official" letterhead.  (I don't think the bureaucracy cares
>>> if an organization legally exists or not as long as it looks legitimate.
>>> I can design you a letterhead in gimp if you like :-)
>> /me scratches the head.
>> As far as designing the letterhead is concerned +1 to that. The
>> head-scratching part is where should debian-in be located as it's a
>> Pan-India organization (or rather would like to be).
>> I live in Pune, while Praveen and Kartik are in mumbai, we have few
>> people in Karanataka, Tamil Nadu and Kerala.
>> If somebody or an institution is willing to be temporary headquarters
>> of debian-in we can go ahead with that.
> Perhaps the university can be the sponsoring organization if the
> conference is being held under its auspices?  But if you are collecting
> sponsorship money or goods this should be addressed soon rather than
> later as if India is anything like USA there could be tax implications
> or liabilities.

I think it would be good to have the university send the official

Harish, can you check with your college faculties if we can get this done?

> The foss.in people were very well organized and knowledgable in these
> matters.  Perhaps you could consult one of them?
> But as for now, I think it would be sufficient to write Debian.in and
> the conference venue as the address.  I doubt anyone will check too
> closely.

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