Thank you for introducing these concerns to the community.
I think all of these issues that you pointed out about ICFOSS are mainly due to ICFOSS
being a government body and I think many people would know the ways of the Indian
I wasn't aware of FSCI until yesterday and I think it's great something like that
is present in the FOSS society in India.
Although the aim here is to connect to free and open-source communities with interested
developers, groups, and institutions and join the fedora community and maybe FSCI can get
on board with this too. Fedora is great and I personally think people should know about it
more and engage and learn how the community works and then they can decide . There's
so much to learn, amazing experience to gain.
Now about ICFOSS, most of the work would be carried out in the different FOSS Cells like
one of my campuses, ICFOSS has connections and means to reach a wider audience. I
don't know about other communities but ICFOSS has a coordinator in every FOSS cell in
the institutes and their job is to conduct any kind of FOSS event possible within their
campuses. I can't take any names but recently I have contacted multiple FOSS cells
that are associated with ICFOSS and they are sitting idle and not conducting any
activities. With a community such as fedora, it can inspire such people and we can get a
great community from India.
I am missing something or wrong somewhere , do let me know. :)