Google Becomes OIN's First End User Licensee "To Help Linux Thrive"
Tuesday, August 07 2007 @ 03:12 AM EDT
Google has become an Open Invention Network licensee. Here's the press
release about it.
"Linux plays a vital role at Google, and we're strongly committed to
supporting the Linux developer community," said Chris DiBona, Google
open source programs manager. "We believe that by becoming an Open
Invention Network licensee, we can encourage Linux development and
foster innovation in a way that benefits everyone. We're proud to
participate in OIN's mission to help Linux thrive."
This is huge. All previous licensees have been developers, sellers or
resellers of Linux. Plus... let's be real. It's Google. OIN becomes
increasingly important as a shield against patent attacks
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Our own Anand Babu is also mentioned in this interview.
"Developers at CDC, led by Anand Babu, had begun several IPMI related
projects internally for their customer base. At LLNL, I had begun
working on several IPMI related projects that would be needed for
Thunder. While Thunder was being assembled, we worked on alot of
these projects together, and eventually merged it together into
FreeIPMI. Since that initial merger, developers from LLNL, CDC, and
Zresearch (where some former CDC developers went to) have continued
the primary maintenance and development of FreeIPMI."
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This is from an article at
"First, the program is "back door": in nature. The two programs, in
particular the "lsasrv.dll,": are files for local security password
verification. Norton reported the two as malicious software with the
features of "backdoor.haxdoor.": The back door plays the same role as
a "Trojan horse.": Both are secretly hidden within an opponent's home
The article is not well written and the author does not seem to
understand the issues involved.
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-------- Original Message --------
Subject: [PRC] ICT a cottage industry - Can we do it by 15th August?
Date: Thu, 02 Aug 2007 13:02:42 +0530 (IST)
From: Choudhary <choudhary(a)indicybers.net>
Reply-To: Free/Libre and Open Source Software Project List <prc(a)sarai.net>
Many of us work by deadlines, many work for deadlines, while for many others
deadlines work! I belong to this privileged third category - lazy down to my
maleus, incus and stapes. Oh yes, the so called smallest bones in the human
body, but then again I thought the smallest bones were calcified neurons!
Again count me in!
So for all those of us who have been experiencing increasing head-weight
recently, I have a suggestion - let's set a real deadline:
Let us achieve ICT Freedom this 15th August!
India Inc. reaches super-annuation this autumn - she's turning 60!
Well is this possible? Now for once I'm not announcing another impending
release of Hindawi, although one is on the cards. I am talking about making
it happen finally. Oh yes "finally" just as used in Java, literally, no
puns! I am talking about a complete free system - end to end - hair to toe.
We have been doing alpha and beta for long, and with a varying degree of
success have produced almost all the components needed to make this
revolution happen. Let the 2-week revolution happen now.
The question is how? Well systematically - make a wish and have it granted!
It probably needs to be a wish-list rather than a single wish.
To begin with here's my wish list for 15th August 2007:
1. A computer so affordable that I could let my daughter bang it around -
let's say Rs5000/-. Now wait, don't raise your eye-brows - I know others
have been talking too - but _where_ are the results.
2. An OS so Indian that it could leave Munnabhai ashamed of his knowledge of
Gandhigiri! Bollywood fans watchout -this one's should have no "locha" -
chemical, licensing, usage or whatsoever. Holla Indlinux... Hello... Hi...
oh ok so your're listening all right!
3. Tool-chains so open that you can use them to build Tajware. Well
hardware, firmware, software, Tajware - we all know what that is, right? Ah!
Come on, had Skinner quoted today he'd have said "the hands that built the
Tajmahal, are the the hands that build the best software... err Tajware".
Now, Hindawi's doing a good enough job ain't it? Besides, there are Kannada
Logo, Marathi BASIC and many more. I will also mark a copy of this mail to
4. Courseware for ICT in Indic - just having the tools will not suffice. We
need to teach people how to use them. Video lectures, PDF's, ebooks of all
sorts let's make it happen.
5. Silicon India - a open silicon platform (read IP), for lost cost systems
design. Difficult but possible. let's say we at least do a small FPGA based
simulation over the next two weeks. Let's call it Project Bharat - on the
lines of Project America aka PPC.
6. HMI tools for Indic - speech recognition, text-to-speech, OCR and the
whole battalion that's available for English. Other high-end tools like PVM,
MPI, OpenMP, robotics etc. interfaced for Indic.
7. An IT company in every hut - Let's make ICT a cottage industry in India.
Can we not, and, shall we not?
Please spread this message around, yell, shout, post, re-post, modify it as
you like (under the constraints of decency though) -
This 15th August, of the year 2007 of the Christian era, as India turns 60
let us strive to make Information and Communication technologies a cottage
Regards and Jai Hind,
Knowlege is power... share it equitably!
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Bharatiya Vigyan Sammelan, 23-25 November, 2007
[image: Bharatiya Vigyan Samellan] <http://www.bvsindia.org> The focal
theme of the conference is - Integral Scientific Management of Natural
Resources For Sustainable Development with special focus on Best Traditional
and Current Practices in Agri-Forestry and Rural Technology in India and
Abroad. In addition to individual delegates and representatives from
institutions, the conference will also have associate delegates comprising
of Post-graduates and Research Scholars as observers, selected from R&D
institutions, Colleges and Universities.
We invite all Scientists, Technocrats, Academicians, Policy Makers, Research
Scholars, Students and common people who have an affinity towards Science
and Technology to participate and contribute to this conference.
Last date for :
Abstract Submission :30th August, 2007
Notification for Acceptance : 30th September, 2007
Submission of Full Text of paper :15th October, 2007
Registration:15th October, 2007
The Registration fee, for the conference, which shall include the conference
material and working lunch during the conference period, is as follows :
Institutional Delegates : Rs. 5,000/- (upto 3 delegates)
Individual Delegates : Rs. 1,000/-
Research Scholars and Members of Organizing Institutions: Rs. 500/-
Student Observers and Persons accompanying delegates : Rs. 500/-
Dr. G. Madhavan Nair, Chairman ISRO & Secretary, Departmet of Space, Govt of
Dr. Mahesh Sharma, D.G., M.P.C.S.T. and Advisor to Govt. M.P.
Technical Committee Chairman,
Professor. P.B. Sharma,Vice Chancellor,Rajiv Gandhi Technological
Exhibition Committee Chairman
Dr. S.P. Gautam, Chairman, MP Pollution Control Board
Programme Committee Chairman
Prof. D.P. Singh, VC, Sagar University
Science and Technology, forms the thrust engine of development for any
society. An overwhelmingly large number of over 6 lac villages still await
infrastructure facilities and basic amenities. There is a growing disparity
between the haves and the have-nots. It is becoming increasingly imperative
that inclusive growth becomes a reality and not just a slogan.
We have a gigantic task at hand. Effective intervention through appropriate
technologies can play an important role in providing urban amenities in
rural areas. These interventions will be able to control the ever-growing
problems of urbanization, rural poverty, environmental degradation and
Language plays a very significant role in the 'lab to land' concept. In our
country, with 23 recognized official national languages including Hindi and
English, language plays a key role in science and technology dissemination
among the masses.India, a nation of a billion people, cradle of the oldest
civilization of mankind, is marching ahead with indomitable power and
incorrigible confidence. Home to the 2nd largest population of the world, we
have to fulfill a billion dreams as well as our global responsibilities
The conference shall comprise of invited talks from eminent personalities
in the area of interest and contributed papers for oral/poster
presentations. Scientists, Technologists, Research Scholars, Policy makers
and Stake Holders in S & T are invited to send two page Extended Abstracts
(in Hindi or English or both) of their papers before 15th August, 2007. The
Abstracts should be accompanied with Registration form for attending the
conference. The Abstracts and full paper may be sent as MS-Word files to :
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Colony, Opp Mulla Ramuzi Bhawan, Bhopal, MP*
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Recently I gone thru the NASCOMM Site. They mentioned the last year
revenue from IT* Business. Actually my doubt is, whatever amount
mentioned in the site,
1. Is it the income(Tax) to our Govt? :)
2. Or is the collective income/profit of all companies?
3. Or ???
Anyone know, How much money is our Govt spending to purchase the
softwares/year? I just want to compare both.