This must be a topic of Discussion as the world is moving so fast than v think
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1. Re: LINUX II (Linux Kernel having Microkernel Architecture)
Date: Wed, 29 Oct 2008 10:51:36 +0530
From: Raj Mathur <raju(a)linux-delhi.org>
Subject: Re: [Fsf-friends] LINUX II (Linux Kernel having Microkernel
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On Wednesday 29 Oct 2008, Anoop Krishnan G wrote:
> Now its time for another revolution inside LINUX ..... lets call it
> LINUX-II ..... The monolithic architecture had become age old now its
> need a change , we can start this change before the COPYRIGHT people
> starts this revolution , the COPYRIGHT people had already set for it
Umm, Linux and all GNU programs are already copyrighted!
> .... so lets begin this revolution ...... "A LINUX WITH MICROKERNEL
> ARCHITECTURE" .............. lets celebrate freedom in a new domain of
Isn't that what Hurd is supposed to achieve? Anyway, there are
arguments both for and against the microkernel architecture, so why
don't we first debate whether that architecture is actually a major
step forward or not?
In the immortal words of some anonymous genius: If it ain't broke don't
fix it :)
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In order to strengthen our campaigns to migrate schools in India to
free software we must understand current situation. This mail is a
request for volunteers from around the country to document current
We need to collect information from every state and document it is a
public wiki. I suggest following format for collection of data. Feel
free to modify.
1. State Name
2. Organisation setting the curriculum
3. Contact Details
5. Curriculum details
5.a. Does curriculum includes IT/CS - Yes/No
5.b. Is IT/CS a compulsory subject - Yes/No
5.c. Does the curriculum specify any particular software -
5.d Is IT/CS an optional subject ? - Yes/No
6. IT/CS Syllabus
6.a. Does the syllabus specify software - Yes/No
6.b. Is it based on - Free Software/Proprietary Software/Both/
7. Other information
7.a. Is there an external agency for IT training - Yes/No
7.b. Is there any training being provided to teachers -
Greetings to all freedom lovers !!!
10000 years ago man was not like this as he is now , a revolution had taken around him and in him , he had evolved these years ........... Now its time for another revolution inside LINUX ..... lets call it LINUX-II ..... The monolithic architecture had become age old now its need a change , we can start this change before the COPYRIGHT people starts this revolution , the COPYRIGHT people had already set for it .... so lets begin this revolution ...... "A LINUX WITH MICROKERNEL ARCHITECTURE" ............. lets celebrate freedom in a new domain of LINUX ..... Freedom lovers who is interested in this idea kindly contribute the vision ideas etc in my blog : http://anoopkrishnang.blogspot.com or feel free to contact me at anoopkrishnang(a)yahoo.in
Anoop Krishnan G
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I just saw this
report about the kerala state government about to include mirages in
“The state will initially start five or six centres of excellence to
provide degree-level classes to students in all five universities, and
faculty will be provided in the universities and its affiliated
institutions over a period of time,” said a senior official in the state
education ministry who declined to be named because he is not authorised
to speak to the media.
“The Kerala government’s move to include IPR in general
education will also help overcome the severe shortage of
professionals in the field of intellectual property rights
and related areas in the country,” says R.S. Praveen Raj, a
scientist at the Intellectual Property Management and
Technology Transfer office, National Institute for
Interdisciplinary Science and Technology, who played a key
role in drafting the state policy.
If the country need law experts, they should teach them law in its full vastness
and details not some vague bush which is particularly designed to lead
the reader to the wrong place as we all know. I think atleast the
syllabii should clearly explain the difference in opinion against term and the parallel
uprisings which clearly says about the absurdity of the term and
concept. Students should not be moulded exclusively with the theories
made by some established bad agendas...
Its interesting to note, as we saw long before, the policy of the
state about the same subject, points in a good direction as it comes in
the knowledge commons way,i.e in between public domain and privatisation...
That link have the syllabus which i think atleast is to be edited to include the
other side of the matter too..
On Fri, Oct 24, 2008 at 6:49 AM, Aswin M. Sahadevan <aswinms(a)gmail.com> wrote:
>> Adopting Free software is certainly a good step for a political party.
>> We need to hail BJP for this decision.
> IMO, we must hail BJP but we should hail them as just another bunch of
> users but not give them cult status. It should just be looked at as some
> more users adopting free software and not as a political party. I mean,
> we shouldn't be endorsing BJP at the end of the day.
This is not the first time that a party has thrown its weight behind
Free Software. (http://www.cxotoday.com/India/Interview/We_advocate_usage_of_free_software_…).
HASTA LA VICTORIA SIEMPRE!
Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) is India's largest political party, with
around 20 million Ordinary Members and about 4 million Active Members.
In June, BJP announced its goal to become one of the most high-tech
political parties in the next two years, and free and open source
software (FOSS) will play an essential role in this project.
NATIONAL CONFERENCE ON FREE SOFTWARE
CUSAT CAMPUS, KOCHI UNIVERSITY PO, KOCHI-682022
A National Conference on FREE SOFTWARE is being held on the 15th &
16th of November, 2008 at the campus of Cochin University of Science
and Technology, Kochi. The 2007 Conference was held in Hyderabad
Say Yes to IT
Information Technology (IT) has revolutionised the way people
communicate and enterprises run their business. Internet has provided
yet another space, the cyber space, facilitating people round the
globe to organise themselves in newer forms. There is no debate that
our country, its people and institutions need this technology for its
Software is an important component of an IT application, if not the
most important. Software remained in the public domain till nineteen
eighties. In the eighties, it was taken over by business interests and
is now a private property with Intellectual Property Right (IPR)
restrictions. The impact of patents and copyrights which are various
forms of IPR are basically two fold. On the one hand it has restricted
the transfer and growth of knowledge in society through
monopolisation, while on the other hand it has resulted in the
siphoning of wealth from the brick and mortar economy to the cyber
economy at alarming proportions.
Free Software Movement
The software professionals all over the world responded to this
monopolisation by launching the FREE SOFTWARE movement and by
legitimating General Public License (GPL) laws. The word Free relates
to FREEDOM IN SOFTWARE. Software developed and distributed as per GPL
laws ensures freedom to use, learn, modify, copy and distribute.
Software development became a community effort. Individuals, social
institutions and commercial enterprises are contributing to this
effort. It has been an eventful journey for the FREE SOFTWARE
movement, a tough one driven by self belief. What was perceived as an
egalitarian and romantic concept slowly snowballed into a reality as
GNU/LINUX took over the major space in the Information Technology
Infrastructure domain in the global arena. Questions of
user-friendliness were raised when it came to Application domain. The
software professionals in Kerala have collaborated well with the
global community to overcome these challenges.
Respond to the Political Will
What remained was the confidence of the political community and the
administrators. The State Government of Kerala broke the ice with a
visionary IT Policy which advocates the use of Free Software in
Government offices and undertakings. As we turn into a user of IT it
is necessary that we are not hijacked of our infrastructure and
knowledge. FREE SOFTWARE embodies our freedom and self-reliance.
Now the challenge is how quick and best the society imbibes and
embraces this movement. We need to put in place the Human Resource and
The Conference will be a milestone in the history of the Free Software
movement in India. The event will comprise of
INAUGURAL & PLENARY SESSIONS
DEMONSTRATION OF PRODUCTS & TOOLS
The Conference will be inaugurated by the Honorable Chief Minister of
Kerala, Sri V.S. Achuthanandan and will be blessed by leaders of the
Legislative Assembly and State and Central Ministers. The Conference
will hear nearly 150 experts from the social, technological,
industrial and educational domain. The Conference will debate nearly
50 topics of relevance. Activists working in free software and other
philosophically related domains will deliberate in Open forums.
Developers, Service providers & Users will demonstrate products and
services. Educational Institutions will participate in exhibitions and
contests. Souvenir will be a treasure in the archives. Cultural
programmes will show case Kerala's rich heritage to delegates from
Nearly 1500 persons will participate in the 2 day deliberations.
General public participation is expected to be close to 3000.
The dynamics of Free Software is multi-fold. It is academic,
commercial, social and policy driven. The Conference will do justice
to each of these streams as the Organisers of the Conference represent
each of these streams. The prime organiser of the Conference is Cochin
University of Science and Technology (CUSAT) which is the only
University in the State dedicated to Science & Technology in toto.
Open Software Solutions Industrial Co-operative Society Ltd owns one
of the largest client base in Kerala in the Free Software sector.
Appropriate Technology Promotion Society is a social organisation
registered under Charitable Societies Act which has been functioning
for the demystification of IT through publications and workshops.
IT@School personifies a committed State policy and has drawn wide
appreciation world wide for use of Free Software in education.
There is an organising committee which is a broader platform of
individuals representing all walks of life. The committee is blessed
with the presence of Retired Justice Sri V.R. Krishnaiyer as the Chief
Patron. Sri Dinesh Mani, MLA is the Chairman and Sri Joy Job Kulaveli,
Syndicate member, CUSAT is the General Convenor.
The Conference will be a preparatory ground towards establishing a
Centre of Excellence in Free Software in Kochi.
Join the Movement
The Conference assures you a 2 day extravaganza of knowledge,
partnership and motivation. Be a part of it.
More at http://nfm2008.atps.in/
Member, Cal. Math. Soc
"Dubai, Oct 20 (IANS) Even as the world is grappling with a financial
crisis, Kerala has opened up investment in its IT industry with the
target of generating over 200,000 jobs in the next five years.
'In these tumultuous times, there is a chance for smaller players to
go up and we want to move up to the leader's spot,' Ajay Kumar, Kerala
information technology secretary, told IANS during a visit here.
Kumar is leading a high level delegation from Kerala at the ongoing
Gitex 2008 show here, which is the Middle East's largest technology
fair, to promote the south Indian state as an IT hub among prospective
Story at http://in.news.yahoo.com/43/20081020/860/ttc-kerala-woos-it-sector-investor…
The fun never stops .....
Existence of financial black-hole now confirmed, the discipline that
preached greed is now bent upon tasting the blood of its disciples -
practising the philosophy itself.
Most of those who invested in SEZs , particularly the IT/ITES ones are
well-poised to lose their deposits - not to mention about the plight
of those who took bigger risks off the Stock Markets. The giant
Titanic is sinking ... Economic theories are now failing the
discipline ... what a way to go !!
Smart City would be smarter for the ones who preferred to be out of
it. All other who burnt their fingers, can at least take solace that
through their sacrifice, they were able to prevent others.
My worry is this should be an occasion for the left parties to rejoice
on the streets - no one's to be seen; where are they ... Were they
capitalists wearing lamb's garbs ...
Free Software communities will continue to focus on people, overriding
corporates - why do we need them, when we can deliver it ourselves ...
Cheers, lets continue the celebrations .... with more freedom walks,
freedom races, freedom parties ....