Please take a look at
This is a nascent project attempting to provide a collaborative platform
for (but not limited to) students attempting software projects as part
of their academic activities. The platform is not limited to academic
projects or even just software. In fact, the concept is barely "out of
the brain and onto the web page", to speak of.
I request you all to take a look at the project wiki and signup to
participate in the discussion. To give you a hint of the brainstorming
progress, these are the (so far) two pages with some ideas.
Activity is low as MU engineering exams are in progress. But others can
Rohit V. Bhute
> Please take a look at
I represent the GNU/Linux User Group of NIT Hamirpur
(http://www.glug-nith.org). We were also planning something similar
for our college only. But it would be better if we can have something
which is meant for all Indian universities. Maybe the service can be
linked to existing services like Savannah, Sarovar, Sourceforge.
> Activity is low as MU engineering exams are in progress. But others can
> chip in.
We are also having ours. :(
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Rony had advised me to try editing the printer selector in each application. I
tried doing this with Mozilla, but cannot see the right way to edit the module
using a line editor. Siddhesh also asked whether I was setting up OpenOffice
for the printer, but I haven't done this, nor can I see how it is done. The
OpenOffice installation was done long before the printer arrived.
In case this is a very small fix, please mail me separately to avoid list noise,
or point me to a faq where this is fully explained.
I was wondering how to extract data from the body of a HTTP 200 ok
Header using PHP. What I am trying to do is to write a light weight GUI
that connects to google Calendar[www.google.com/calendar] ! Why do this
: Simple my cellphone does not support AJAX and I want to be able to
update the calendar on the move from my cell !! I am sending the
username along with password and a couple of other variables that google
needs , to their authentication url [
http://francis.byethost22.com/googlelogin.php ] . In response it sends
back a Auth token which I need to place in a cookie . How on god's green
earth do I extract the token !!
Warm Summerr !!
>> RMS was NEVER associated with the Open Source movement. He is the
>> founder of the free software movement, the GNU Project and the Free
>> Software Foundation, and none of these are part of the Open Source
>> movement. Atleast not according to RMS. (And I am a RMS fan.)
> Think OpenSource and GNU without Linux.
> Don't separate the things - Why one should envy or be jelous to any of
> our community? And by hating each other - only M$ is gaining and
> laughing at us. I am wondering why people starting GNOME v/s KDE and
> Linux v/s GNU/Linux wars?
Stating the fact that RMS was NOT a part of the Open Source movement
does not convey any hatred towards anybody. It just clears some
misinformation. In the same way that, if I said I am not part of the
Indian cricket team I would not convey any hatred towards Indian
Being a member of a GLUG (there IS a difference between a LUG and a
GLUG, however subtle that maybe), we are expected to be aware of the
differences between these various entities and terms. Otherwise how
are we going to spread awareness about GNU/Linux.
I found many of my fellow members refer to "the GNU utilities being
used by Linux". Well that is again a mistake. Linux is the kernel
which is a part of the whole operating system, which the GNU project,
sponsored by the FSF started. There are other GNU based systems that
use other kernels. eg., GNU/Hurd. Yeah it is true Hurd is still far
from being complete, but that is again another matter.
It is not a matter of a GNU/Linux vs. Linux warfare, it is just about
getting the record straight. Linus Torvalds should get full credit for
developing such a wonderful monolithic kernel, and releasing it under
the GNU GPL. Similarly RMS should be credited with spearheading other
components of the system. Namely the compiler (GCC), a text editor
(GNU Emacs), the debugger (GDB), the shell (GNU Bash), a desktop
environment (GNOME), the bootloader (GRUB) and so on. These are very
important parts of the system without which Linux would not have been
able to survive. The other way round is true also. So honestly there
is no scope for flame wars, as long we give credit where it is due.
> Linus isn't really the father of the open source movement. RMS has a
> lions share to say the least :)
RMS was NEVER associated with the Open Source movement. He is the
founder of the free software movement, the GNU Project and the Free
Software Foundation, and none of these are part of the Open Source
movement. Atleast not according to RMS. (And I am a RMS fan.)
am looking for a mono laser printer (and/or multifunctional device)
where the primary criteria is economy in running cost.
my guess is that those toners that can be refilled with ease (as
opposed to buying new cartridge each time) drastically brings down the
is that correct? if so then what are the printers that allow for this?
Speaking of multifunctional devices, are they really compelling?
especially the ones which have Fax and PC fax?
the samsung multifunctional 4110 is only 2000 more than regular mono
laser but without a fax.
any recommendations based on first hand experience, highly solicited.
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Today's economic times(pg 13) has an interbiew with some microsoft guy about
the companies outlook to open source. It seems he didn't know what he was
There are a few things which stand out.
1. "We see open source as a software development method"
He undoubtedly has still not opened his eyes to the revolution
2. "We compete with OSS products"
He continued to mention red hat, ibm and oracle. THey don't realise that the
bigger threat is from the stuff that matters to the majority of the people.
its projects like KDE and ubuntu leading to their gradual fall, the ones
that matter to the common people, not products made by some company.
3. "OSS is at its peak"
I thought we are still at the foot of the mountain (or a plateau since we
never go down) while microsoft is finished climbing and now going down
4. "99% of devs work on drivers and such"
Yes i suppose kde/gnome/etc are all device drivers offering a protocol to
communicate with the user's brain. its not the kernel thats starting to
matter these days, its the software on top of it. I have always been one who
doesn't give a damn about enterprise level software. its not a big problem
if linux doesn't reach there, it is almost never seen by Average Joe. the
place where it matters on the desktop, the DE's, the search tools, the
browsers, the multimedia. That is what is going to reinforce linux on the
desktop, that is m$ biggest threat since most of their revenue comes from
windows. M$ seriously has to wake up and reassess the situation, they are
still stuck in the OSS situation of say 5 years ago.
What are your views on the article.
In a world without walls and fences,
who needs windows and gates