IT@School GNU/Linux is a single CD customised Debian GNU/Linux
distribution containing the typical software tools required by an high
school student or teacher. Apart from a host of typical desktop
applications it also contains various educational applications like
TuxPaint, Ghemical, Kalzium, DrGeo, Gcompris etc.
The CD was customized by IT@School Project of Kerala Government in
association with Free Software Foundation of India (www.gnu.org.in)
downloaded the cd from :
Free Software, Free Society <http://fsfs.hipatia.net>
RMS (Richard M. Stallman) will be in Mumbai on 27th. The purpose of
this email is to know if we could organize a public lecture on 27th.
Please let me know your ideas: like your organization or college would
like to host him and the lecture etc.
A one-day workshop on Phoenix has been organised at MES College of Engineering,
Kuttippuram on Tuesday, 22 August 2006 at 09:30am.
BP Ajith Kumar (Inter University Accelerator Center, New Delhi) and Pramode CE
(IC Software, Thrissur), the brains behind the project would be explaining.
The session would be of great use for teachers and students pursuing interests
in electronics, computer science and physics, especially for those who have a
passion for freedom even on research issues.
All are welcome. MES College of Engineering, Kuttippuram is 3 kms from
Kuttippuram Railway Station towards Kunnamkulam/Thrissur side. KSRTC buses has
a regular stop near the college.
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As many of you know FSF India is organizing GPL V3 Conference at
Bangalore, (http://gplv3.gnu.org.in). The response to the conference
was overwhelming, and we already recieved registrations beyond the
capacity. We thank you all for the enthusiastic response.
Due to recent increased security restrictions on both International
and national airlines, some of our guests were diverted to other less
restrictive airlines which allowed laptops and books. Making these
alternative arragements to our guests caused doubling of the expenses,
and cancellation expenses. In some cases refunds were also not
possible. As a result FSF India does not have these extra funds at
this moment. We thought of bringing this to the notice of free
software community, and explore the possibility of support. This is an
appeal to contribute to FSF India. Since we do not have enough time
to make alternative arrangements we seek your active support at this
needy hour. Even if the support is small from each of you, if more
people give a small sum, we will be able to make sure this will
happen. The additional required budget is around Rs. 150,000/- (or
around $3000/-). If you also know any one who could sponsor a ticket
or part of the ticket do let us know.
The conference registration was kept free and we thought we could
manage well with our earlier budgets. Conference registration
continues to be free, but do consider sending donations. You may also
consider becoming taking fellowship (http://www.gnu.org.in/fellowship).
FSF Account information:
Free Software Foundation of India.
Acc No : 632000002698
Bank : HDFC Bank LTD.
Branch : Trivandrum.
FSF India have 80G status under Income Tax Act. All donations to FSF
India are tax-deductible (by order number: C. No
302/ADIT(E)/24/2005-05 Dated: 25/01/06 ).
Please note that, for the time being, we are unable to accept
donations from outside India.
On Aug 16th, a seminar - "Free Software - A Necessity for Sustainable
Development?" has been organized at G.D. Birla Sabhaghar from 2 PM
The principal speaker is Richard Stallman, other speakers include Mr.
Sitaram Yechuri, MP, and Dr. Puspa Bhargava, Vice Chairperson,
National Knowledge Commission.
The program would be inaugerated by Dr. Debesh Das, Hon'ble MIC, Dept
of IT, Govt of WB, and will be presided over by Prof. Sankar K. Sen.
I've a few invitation cards for distribution on a
first-come-first-served basis. Anyone who is interested to listen to
RMS's lecture, please contact me immediately for your invitation cards
EMail : indradg(a)gmail.com
Phone : 98300-20971
I am making an application which is actually a combination of different
packages. Now the problem is these packages are of diffrent licenses like :
GPL, LGPL, MIT, MPL.
Now I am confused in which license my application should be released ?
And whether it is at all required to have a license for my application or not?
This is Rudradeep Bhattacharjee writing in from
Mumbai. I am presently an Independent Research Fellow
with Sarai, working on a documentary on the theme
'Cyberspace and Freedom, in the Indian context'.
I was wondering if anyone had any interesting visual
material, photographs, video fotage, etc., which might
be useful. I am sorry about the vagueness, but the
fact is I have no idea what you might be having. If
there is anything at all that you think is
interesting, please write back.
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"Value your freedom, or you will lose it, teaches history.
`Don't bother us with politics', respond those who don't want to learn."
-- Richard Stallman
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