I propose that we post about how people can judge instant messengers.I
have started a thread on codema regarding the same
The current write-up is a bit WhatsApp centred and also explains the
concepts of decentralization, federation and peer-to-peer
communications. This is just a first draft so I am sure it needs a lot
Please post your comments/suggestions regarding the same.
The schedule for MiniDebConf India 2021 is out .
We have 40+ talks, workshops and BoFs in English, Hindi, Malayalam,
Telugu and Marathi. There's something for each and everyone.
Do join in the celebration of Debian and Free Software on 23-24 January
MiniDebConf India Team
The MiniDebConf India Content team would like to call for proposals for
the MiniDebConf India 2021 conference, which will take place online,
from January 23rd to 24th, 2021.
MiniDebConf India, organised by the Debian India community and supported
by Debian, will be streamed online so you can participate wherever you
are. Aims to introduce and propagate Debian and Free Software in Indian
subcontinent. We are currently set up for talks in English, Hindi and
Malayalam. However, if you are more comfortable presenting in another
language from the subcontinent, we would be more than happy to consider
your proposal! The event will run from 1000 to 2100 hours IST (0430-1530
UTC) over two days.
# Submitting an Event
You can now submit an event proposal. Events are not limited to
traditional presentations or informal sessions (BoFs): we welcome
submissions of tutorials, performances, art installations, debates, or
any other format of event that you think would be of interest to the
Regular sessions may either be 20 or 45 minutes long (including time for
questions), other kinds of sessions (workshops, demos, lightning talks,
…) could have different durations. Please choose the most suitable
duration for your session and explain any special requests.
In order to submit a talk, you will need to create an account on the
site. We suggest that Debian Salsa account holders (including DDs and
DMs) use their Salsa login when creating an account. However, this isn’t
required, as you can sign up with an e-mail address and password.
- - Talk Submission deadline: Sunday, January 10th 2021
- - Acceptance notification: Monday, January 11th 2021
# Topics can be anything that is relevant to Debian and Free Software.
# Online Talks
We expect speakers to pre-record their talks in advance. Live talks at
an online conference are prone to technical problems, resulting in bad
quality videos. We strongly encourage you to record your presentations
as instructed here. You can interact with the audience on the IRC
# Code of Conduct
The event is covered by a Code of Conduct designed to ensure
everyone’s safety and comfort. The code applies to all attendees,
including speakers, and to the content of all presentations. Do not
hesitate to contact us at india.mini(a)debconf.org if you have any
questions or are unsure about certain content you’d like to present.
# Video Coverage
As this is an online conference, talks will be streamed live over the
Internet. Unless speakers opt-out, all scheduled talks will be recorded
and published later under the DebConf license (MIT/Expat), as well as
presentation slides and papers whenever available.
Please note that, although we will make your wishes known to the
participants, we cannot control whether attendees record and publish
your talk from the live stream.
In case of any queries or issues that require redressal, reach out to
the organizers at india.mini(a)debconf.org
See you all at the conference!
MiniDebConf India Team
The free software communities in Kerala had sent you a letter detailing their expectations from ICFOSS, how together both parties can build a better FOSS ecosystem in Kerala, upon your request. We have yet to receive an official reply for the letter from you. This is an email to inquire about the status of the official reply, why is it getting delayed and when we can expect it.
Mea navis aëricumbens anguillis abundat.
The world celebrates Software Freedom Day today with the aim of increasing awareness of Free Software and its virtues, and it is in the same spirit and excitement that we announce today the Free Software Camp.
The Free Software Camp is an online mentorship camp on free software organized by Free Software Foundation of India and Free Software Community of India. It will start in October and run till end of February.
The Free Software Camp will be a valuable opportunity for anyone who wishes to become a contributor to free software projects but feels like they need structured mentorship and a learning environment to get started. It will also be an opportunity for existing free software contributors to get new contributors to their project and facilitate their entry into the free software community.
Application links for learners and mentors are open now on the camp website and will be so till October 15.
Visit https://camp.fsf.org.in/ for more details and registering. Spread this widely in your contact circles to reach out to maximum people who can benefit from this programme.