"...Obama has also often spoken of taking e-governance to the next
level, using technology to create a more open and direct relationship
between the government and the people.
This would mean both soliciting public opinion much more aggressively
and also tapping into public expertise on selected subjects. Ideally,
this would mean that the ordinary citizen would be able to lobby the
president just as the big corporations do on a regular basis...."
Story at http://in.news.yahoo.com/241/20080831/1260/twl-obamania-vows-techies_1.html
Ideally, it should be that "ordinary citizens should be able to lobby
the government [president] more than as the big corporations do,
inversely proportional to their access to power-structures ..." -
powerless ones having the most significant say in politics.
Then, we can see where the world order goes.
RMS would be in India during this Dec. He will be coming for a conference
on free software in Kerala.
If there is any other event being planned in which you think his presence
would be useful, send a mail
to me with details.
it would be better if it is conducted in association with SJCE mysore as
already few professors and head of the departments are completely using GNU
/Linux in their labs
for example Prof Anand Murthy of Electrical department who is heading the
department is using only free softwares in their labs ----
Also there are many other professors who are very much into this already --
please take their help -- contact prof anand murth of Sjce , electrical
department -- it will be a big success.....
On Fri, Aug 29, 2008 at 11:18 AM, Anivar Aravind
> On Fri, Aug 29, 2008 at 11:05 AM, Omshivaprakash H L
> <omshivaprakash(a)gmail.com> wrote:
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> > There were around 300+ people registered for the first Gnu/Linux Habba
> > event conducted at SERC, IISc, Bangalore in April, 08. More than 200
> > people were benefited. Around 100 people installed Linux @ the venue.
> > 200+ Ubuntu CD's mailed to people who wanted to try out Linux. Now its
> > time to help others who didn't get to attend the last event.
> We request you to include other distros like Debian lenny , Fedora 9 ,
> gNewSense etc in addition to ubuntu
> > Yes, Sampada technical team is now heading towards Mysore to conduct
> > its second Linux install Fest "Gnu/Linux Habba".
> > More information regarding this even can be found @ Event URL
> > http://habba.in
> > Wiki : http://dev.sampada.net/GNU_Linux_Install_Fest
> > Team Mailing list : tech-volunteers(a)sampada.net
> > Venue: Department Of Physics, University Of Mysore, Mysore
> > Event Postings (Kannada Version): http://sampada.net/article/11243
> > IRC : #kannada on IRC.Net
> > Join Us! You can register as a Volunteer @ our wiki page. Registration
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There were around 300+ people registered for the first Gnu/Linux Habba
event conducted at SERC, IISc, Bangalore in April, 08. More than 200
people were benefited. Around 100 people installed Linux @ the venue.
200+ Ubuntu CD's mailed to people who wanted to try out Linux. Now its
time to help others who didn't get to attend the last event.
Yes, Sampada technical team is now heading towards Mysore to conduct
its second Linux install Fest "Gnu/Linux Habba".
More information regarding this even can be found @ Event URL
Wiki : http://dev.sampada.net/GNU_Linux_Install_Fest
Team Mailing list : tech-volunteers(a)sampada.net
Venue: Department Of Physics, University Of Mysore, Mysore
Event Postings (Kannada Version): http://sampada.net/article/11243
IRC : #kannada on IRC.Net
Join Us! You can register as a Volunteer @ our wiki page. Registration
for attendees will be open soon!
"A well-directed imagination is the source of great deeds"
With Best Regards,
Omshivaprakash.H.L | ಓಂ ಶಿವಪ್ರಕಾಶ್ ಎಚ್. ಎಲ್ | ॐ शिवप्रकाश् एच्. एल्
Website : http://www.techfiz.info
Blog : http://platonic.techfiz.info
Phone: 91- 9902026518
AIM : fizworks
ICQ : 265216744
IRC : #techfiz server: irc.freenode.net channel: #linux-india
#ubuntu-in #gnu-india #kannada
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From: Anil Franklin <anilnf(a)gmail.com>
Date: Tue, Aug 26, 2008 at 1:03 AM
Subject: Hackerdom curtain raiser on thursday 10 am
To: "Abhilash VM (FOSS)" <abhilashvmenon(a)gmail.com>, Ismail <
Hackerdom is simply a venue for free software activists and common
people to unite .This is an event to take place in Thrissur. This event is
going to be announced officially in a curtain raiser event happening on this
thursday (*28th of August* ) at *Govt. Engineering college , Thrissur* .
Free software activists from different parts of Kerala are expected to be
there and we'll have a discussion about hackerdom to make it a new theme to
project free and open source .You are welcome .
[About hackerdom :
Hackerdom is simply a venue for the hackers of the world to unite and
interact and invite the public to participate. The booming Free and
Open Source awareness in India is something we are proud of. The Free
and Open Source usage and the public participation is highly
encouraging in Kerala. A hands-on approach from the hackers to
spreading public awareness is what we aim at.
We focus not on the shallow goal of popularity but of the more path of
leading people to freedom. We do not aim at just showing off all our
cool software, we aim at showing people how using those software and
the freedom it ensures has empowered us and how it can empower them
Event is a joint effort from computer science students in Govt. engineering
trichur with free software groups in kerala.]
Users + Developers = Community
Come a User; return a hacker .
*For more details visit:
*Site : http://hackerdom.in*
*Wiki : http://fci.wikia.com/wiki/hackerdom*
*Group : http://groups.google.com/group/hackerdom/*
"In a major victory for the open source software movement, the federal
appeals court in Washington, D.C., has ruled that simply because a
software programmer may give his work away for free does not mean that
the software cannot be protected. The decision legitimizes the use of
commercial contracts for the distribution of computer software and
digital artistic works for the public good. The ruling also boosts the
open source movement by easing the concerns of large organizations
about relying on free software from developers who contributed to the
effort without pay. The ruling will also have implications for the
Creative Common license, which is used by organizations such as
Wikipedia and the Massachusetts Institute of Technology for
distributing courseware and other materials. Creative Commons CEO
Joichi Ito says the ambiguity facing open source licensing has been
one of the obstacles hindering the movement. The appeals court
decision reversed a San Francisco federal court ruling over the
misappropriation of a software program by Kam Industries, a company
that publishes model train hobbyist software. Kam Industries owner
Matthew A. Katzer had sued free software developers for patent
infringement while the free software community argued that Katzer
failed to disclose earlier technology, or prior art, in his patent
filings. In March 2006, University of California, Berkeley professor
Robert G. Jacobsen filed a lawsuit against Katzer claiming that his
company was distributing a commercial software program that used code
from the Java Model Railroad Interface project, and was redistributing
the program without the credits required as part of the open source
license it was originally distributed under. The lower court ruled
that the terms of the open source contract were overly broad..."