The ILUG-Bom September 2008 Meeting is tomorrow. The details are as follows.
Date: Sunday, 21st Sep. 2008
Time: 2:00 - 5:00 PM IST
B-103, Powai Sarovar Co op Society,
next to Powai Police station,
Bldg no 1, MHADA, Rambaug
Powai, Mumbai - 76
1. Programing using QT by Prashant
2. Understanding and countering Software Patents in India
3. Check the status of Namazu
We need a portable projector at this venue.
Looking forward to meet many LUGers.
--Dinesh Shah :-)
Shah Micro System
Stephen King - "French is the language that turns dirt into romance."
There are two pending requests for Xubuntu 8.04.1/8.04 on the wiki,one is by
myself ;) and one by Ashish Tripathi.Could someone with some spare bandwidth
download the distro for us please(knura,please note :P)?I would be attending
the GLUG-Bom meet on 21st at Powai,so that should be a convenient location
for exchange of media or burning.In case someone has the distro but is not
attending the meet,please contact me off-list.
Registered Linux user #442065
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From: Anivar Aravind <anivar.aravind at gmail.com>
Date: Fri, Sep 19, 2008 at 12:02 PM
Subject: A CPIM Hijack of Free Software Foundation?
To: Principal Support List of FSF-India <fsf-friends at mm.gnu.org.in>
Cc: rms at gnu.org, "Nagarjuna G." <nagarjun at gnowledge.org>, "Nagarjuna
G." <nagarjunag at gmail.com>
Today I came to know about an event called freedom and software
happening in Chennai on 21st September through a blog.
The event website is a google site
http://sites.google.com/site/freedomandsoftware/ Most of the friends
participating are our friends. But this mail is for some
The invitation text says following
M. Subramanian - The Mayor, N. Ram - Editor, The Hindu, Debesh Das -
Minister of Information Technology, West Bengal, Kiran Chandra -
Director, Free Software Foundation India & Prabir Purkayastha -
Secretary, Delhi Science Forum, have been confirmed to be the panel of
The objective of the event will be the launch of the project for the
development of a Tamil Version of the GNU/ Linux operating system. The
launch will be made by the Mayor, M.Subramanian. The project will be
developed by engineering students with able technical support from the
IT professionals & professors, and infrastructural support by the
The logo and caption for the Free Software Foundation, Tamil Nadu will
be launched by Mr. N. Ram.
The event will be attended by the IT professionals, Entrepreneurs,
Researchers and professors of reputed colleges, from all over the
country and the registration will be open to all, so you can bring all
your friends as well. There will be no entry fee for the same.
My questions are Following
1.Is this event anyway related with Free Software Foundation?
2. This news is not announced in any Free Software Mailing lists,
like FSF-Friends, FSF-Tn(http://mm.gnu.org.in//pipermail/fsf-tn/) ILUG
Chennai etc . It is not announced yet in gnu.org.in also. Why This
much secrecy around this?
3.. The above invitation text says "logo and caption for the Free
Software Foundation, Tamil Nadu will be launched" in the function. Is
FSF India decided to start regional FSFs? If yes why this is
organising in a a secret maner?
3. The Invitation text says "The objective of the event will be the
launch of the project for the development of a Tamil Version of the
GNU/ Linux operating system", why there is a need of another
distribution when tamil is well supported in most of the upstream
distributions? . Let it be the work of Tamil Localisation groups.
4. The contacts provided in the website contact page is not at all
familiar in Free Software Community. And There is no information on
who is organising this event.
On a quick checkup with friends in Chennai, they says it is an event
Organised by Communist Party of India (Marxist) . Thats why the
secrecy. I don't have a problem in a political party supporting free
software cause. But If it is the case i am very suspicious on
1. The exclusion of the Free Software Movement in Chennai in Organising it,
2. Creating a body with power structure before Contributing anything .
I dont think a free software Foundation is not needed for releasing a
Localised GNU/Linux Distribution
3. Secrecy in whole process of a Public event
I am expecting a reply from FSF India on this
<GPLv2> I know my rights; I want my phone call!
<DRM> What use is a phone call, if you are unable to speak?
(as seen on /.)
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Interested individuals please contact me directly. Please mention your
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Have you ever thought of being able to set up your own audio and video
server, creating on-line media using Free Software? A workshop on media
streaming is planned on 28-29-30 September at the Gnowledge Lab of the HBCSE
conducted by Yves Degoyan and Lluis Gómez i Bigordà of GISS (Global
Independent Streaming Support) Visit http://giss.tv for details. It will
be intensive but a great opportunity for those who value it.
If this idea intrigues you, please write to cometmediafdn(a)gmail.com with the
same subject line, asking for the detailed schedule or look it up at
www.cometmedia.org under forthcoming workshops.
G Nagarjuna for the Gnowledge Lab at Homi Bhabha Centre for Science
Education of TIFR
Chandita Mukherjee for Comet Media Foundation.
I am using Firefox 3.0.1 on CentOS 5.2
Whenever I enter wrong url in address bar it redirects me to
I didn't find any info on google regarding how to stop this. I used
to get orkut login page upon entering just "orkut" in address bar and
pressing enter, when I was using Firefox 2.
But it now redirects to searchportal
What's the exact problem? and how to get rid of this? Is this a DNS issue?
I use MTNL Broadband, so both the DNS listed in router are DNS IPs
provided by MTNL.
Entering searchportal.information.com in address bar redirects to
These domains are owned by http://www.oversee.com/ as shown by 'dig'.
Born To Be Free...
Born To Use GNU/Linux...
yesterday night I was plain bored of tweaking out windows on my dual
and got fed up of trying to defrag the page file which was sooooo
so I did a bit of googling to see if the linux swap space can be used
for the swapfile
and guess what ;) ....
Check out SwapFS at http://www.acc.umu.se/~bosse/
Hope it is useful