We are students from College of Engineering, Pune and are organizing an event, FOSSMEET, to promote the adoption, development and philosophy of Free Software and Open Source Software. With two successful editions already under the belt, we are back with the third edition of COEP FOSSMEET. Arranging talks and conducting hands-on workshops has been a proven way to transform students and developers alike into FOSS enthusiasts (possible contributors!). To make it possible, who better to call upon than FOSS aficionados?
If you are intrigued about COEP FOSSMEET or would be interested in carrying out a workshop/talk, under the banner of FOSSMEET’20, do visit our website: foss.coep.org.in/fossmeet. The process to submit a proposal is to fill the form under the “Call for Talks” tab and submit your proposal. The deadline for same is 20th February.
We hope to see you at COEP, if not as a speaker then as a participant. For any queries, feel to free to contact us as well.
Folks, we have been running poddery.com for last 6 years, started as a diaspora pod, with xmpp and matrix added later, all using the same username and password.
When a lot of computing moved to "cloud", we have to step up our game to have Free Software based services and collective control.
Since social media has network effect (you have to use the services used by your friends), it is much harder to get people to switch, though technically it is much simpler compared to GNU/Linux installation in the early days.
It is fully funded and managed by the Free Software Community of India. I'm part of the team that runs this service. Now we need your help to make our third crowd funding campaign successful. Contribute and share the campaign. https://fund.poddery.com/
India Linux Users Group Delhi, Mozilla Delhi/NCR, and all Debian Enthusiasts in Delhi are organizing 3nd edition of DebUtsav - DebUtsav Delhi on March 9th and 10th, 2019.
DebUtsav Delhi's CFP is now OPEN. If you are interested in talking a session or sharing about something cool you have been working on in the free and open source community please submit a proposal.
DebConf is the annual Debian conference which is held in a different country every year. DebConf19 will be held in Curitiba, Brazil, from July 21 to July 29, 2019. MiniDebConfs are local meetings organized by Debian project members to achieve similar objectives to those of the DebConf, but on a regional context. When majority of talks are not Debian specific, it is called DebUtsav - celebration of Free Software by Debian community. DebUtsav Delhi will be happening on March 9th and 10th, 2019. You are invited to attend the event and participate in all the sessions you like, attendance is FREE of cost. Venue will soon be announced on the website.
Shashank | realslimshanky
FSCI mailing list service was deployed in 1 July 2018. From the start
list was struggling with DKIM validation. All the domain hosted with
lists.fsci.org.in has DKIM signature and it signs (its own) outgoing
mails ie notifications, digest mails. But Mailman adds header, footer
etc to the subscriber's original mail which breaks the DKIM signature
causing mails to end up in spam/junk box (especially in gmail).
This mailing list runs on Debian unstable. Around October the unattended
upgrades automatically updated mailman3 which caused several services
within mailman to crash. I had no idea what happened until Praveen
investigated and told me so. We quickly updated every piece of mailman3
and restarted the service and brought web, archiving services back to
life but the most vital role of mailman was not working ie distributing
emails. Malayalees would enjoy following line for this situation.
റെക്കോർഡിങ് വർക്ക് ചെയ്യുന്നില്ല എന്നായിരുന്നു കംപ്ലൈന്റ്റ്
I tried every suggestion I got from forums, blogs but no joy. I left it
there and carried away with other duties of my life. The first issue
shows lack of sysadmin magical skills. The second one shows my
carelessness. Point is, more volunteers needed.
Recently someone posted in our matrix channel questioning the stability
of FSCI's services. This gave me a fire to start on these issues again.
The first approach I took was to take the back up and build from the
scratch as I forgot where I stopped. But it is not a good approach as I
couldn't find the root cause and if the same issue pops again in future
I can only do the same. So I tried harder in investigating logs. I was
also getting help from upstream mailman devs. A lot of mails exchanged
on their list and off list.
While working on this, I got a lead to the DKIM issue. Thanks to this
blog. I finally figured out to sign every outgoing mail from the server.
Today this thread got my attention. I looked through templates of
lists.fsci.org.in. and deleted the custom one and changed permissions of
generic ones (From 3.2.0 every lists/domain templates can be customized
Finally mailman is distributing mails. Thanks to all who helped me. For
now every known issue is cleared.
 - https://packages.debian.org/sid/unattended-upgrades
I just subscribed to the ilug-cochin ML. I used the help command to
see what changes I could do to my subscription but got very limited
The results of your email command are provided below.
The results of your email command are provided below.
<snipping the header and message ID for privacy reasons>
confirm - Confirm a subscription request.
echo - Echo back your arguments.
end - Stop processing commands.
help - Get help about available email commands.
join - Join this mailing list.
leave - Leave this mailing list.
stop - An alias for 'end'.
subscribe - An alias for 'join'.
unsubscribe - An alias for 'leave'.
I have subscribed to the Mailman 3 interface . We need to make people
aware that they should sign up via the web-form and then subscribe and
later make changes to settings.
IIRC, Mailman 2 does send you a mail telling you all of the above when
you sign up a mailman 2 assisted mailing list.
This seems like a regression IMHO, but perhaps that is the reason the
creation of ilugcochin hasn't been shared widely within the free
software circles yet, even after 1 month of the mailing list being
functional (or are you waiting for some more components of Mailman 3
to mature and update/upgrade to that ? )
Shirish Agarwal शिरीष अग्रवाल
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The /debutsav-cochin/ discussion is progressing fairly and as we
agreed upon dividing in to two parallel tracks of talks/sessions. I
was wondering what we are going to add to the Debian track. How we are
promoting to the Debian people outside Kerala? I suppose the forever
flagship talk - Introduction to Debian and Debian packaging session
will be in the FOSS track.
PS: Not just D people, everybody is invited to share your bits.
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Hamara developers and contributors gleefully present to you the most
awaited lightweight, full-fledged, easy-to-use distro designed specially
for Indians, *Hamara Sugam*. The distro is highly suitable for devices
with low computing resources and usesMATEDE to provide you with
customized themes that capture the essence of our culture and roots.
Check out our blog post covering the release of Hamara Sugam 2.0 here
 Hamara Sugam 2.0 Release -
Check the detailed bug specifications and fixes in the release notes on
 Release Notes for Hamara Sugam -
*Hamara Sugam*is a feature-rich Operating System targeting the masses.
We have tried to make user experience foolproof by providing the
following features in this release.
1. Easy to use Calamares Installer
Considering the mind boggling setup with Debian Installer for anyone new
to installing Operating Systems, we tried porting toUbiquity
Installerwhich was later overtaken byCalamares. Calamares is the
universal installer framework which is very customizable while being
super easy and pragmatic. We have this beautiful installer integrated
with Hamara Sugam keeping our promise of making the distro easy-to-use
 Calamares Installer - https://calamares.io/
2. Power Up: Linux kernel
We have upgraded the kernel to keep in sync with Debian and we shall
keep pushing the latest kernels via point updates.
We’re using Materiatheme for GTK and Papertheme for icons in Sugam
taking into account the assuasive design and experience.
4. Generic application names
To avoid any confusion for users which might be caused by using MATE DE
due to their naming conventions, we have made most application names
Please look for the official Release notes with all the changes and bug
fixes curated at one place
 Release Notes -
Take a look the screenshots of the Hamara Sugam Release 
 Screenshots of Hamara - https://www.hamaralinux.org/screenshots/
Download Hamara Sugam 2.0 ISO
Get the latest Hamara Sugam 2.0 ISO 
 Hamara Sugam ISO - https://www.hamaralinux.org/download/
Report bugs/ Ask for help
Report bugs or improvements if you come across any here 
 Hamara Bugzilla - https://bugs.hamaralinux.org/
Get involved and contribute
One of the key points of Hamara which differentiates it from other
Operating Systems is the support and contribution to and from the
community. This is why you’ll be helping us the most by involving with
the Hamara community and learning and contributing from there.
We are available at various communication Channelschoose your favorite
and say Hi! 😀
 IRC/Matrix - #hamara on OFTC
 Telegram Group - https://t.me/hamaraLinux
The coolest Open Source Indian distro is all set for its next release. Hamara Linux, a distro that actually manages to provide comfort to any Indian and does absolutely well in making us feel it belongs to us is going to release Sugam, a lightweight, full-fledged distro on 15th July 2018. Excited to know how Hamara manages to make you feel more compatible with it? Join us for Sugam's release party! We have in store exciting activities and surprises for people of all domains.
Come, enjoy, win prizes, get goodies and meet the amazing team behind our success.
Get on the link and confirm your presence at the event: https://bit.ly/2MR6H4e
If you want to organise your own release party, contact us and we will send you a party box!
See you there! :)
Venue: AIHP Tower, 249G 2nd Floor, Udyog Vihar, Phase 4, Gurgaon, Haryana 122015
Time: 11 AM
On Friday 30 March 2018 03:08 PM, levi vaguez wrote:
> Yes, SDS has a mailing list.
> We use the meetup group as our mailing list.
Ilugcochin have one now (ilugcochin(a)lists.fsci.org.in) :). Everybody can
subscribe to this list. Please send request to
postmaster(a)lists.fsci.org.in If SDS need a real FOSS mailinglist :P
Also wondering where our MiniDebConf Kochi discussion got stalled.