"I will contribute 500 Indian Rupees (or 10 USD) to Chamba Swathanthra
Cinema Project but only if 100 other people will do the same."
— Praveen Arimbrathodiyil, Coordinator for Chamba Project
Deadline to sign up by: 1st January 2011
22 people have signed up, 78 more needed
Chamba project (http://www.chambaproject.in) is an ambitious effort to
create a Swathanthra (Free/Libre) Animation Movie by pooling in
contributions from people around the world and funding artists
directly. It is an initiative to experiment and explore a more
collaborative and open approach to film making, aiming to be
appealing, easy to be a part of and easy to contribute for hobbyists,
enthusiasts and professionals alike using FOSS tools, resources, and
the power of social networking.
A donation system will be setup at
http://www.chambaproject.in/contribute/ when we are ready to accept money.
You can add your name to the pledge at http://www.pledgebank.com/chambaproject
There are other ways you can help as well. See
http://www.chambaproject.in/contribute/ for different ways of helping
out. This is not just a movie project, it is a whole different way of
creating culture, some models of which we are already familiar like
Free Software, Wikipedia, OpenStreetMap, this time we are onto film
We need to reach out to maximum number of people and being a community
initiative we depend on you to help us promote this project. Did you
blog about this project? Did you share news about this project with
your friends, colleagues, facebook/orkut/twitter/identi.ca contacts?
Are you a good designer? Can you create good posters and banners for
this project? Make some nice ones and post it in the forum.
Think about more ideas to spread news about this project. The more
people talk about this project, the higher its impact.
You have to keep reminding your government that you don't get your
rights from them; you give them permission to rule, only so long as
they follow the rules: laws and constitution.
I am not sure if this is the list I should be mailing but anyways,
I have an idea for developing a technology product and I am currently in the
process of building a prototype.
I need seed funding for this product.
Can anyone tell me where can I get contacts to angel investors / investors /
VC funds, etc...
Any help would really be appreciated.
PS: I plan to make some parts of the product open-source once things start
clicking but that is still a long shot.
Hope to hear from you soon.
Thanks and Regards,
I use rsync to copy my incremental data to an external harddisk every 5 minutes using cron. However, if the external harddisk, connected to the USB port is disconnected, the root partition fills up. I need your help to create a proper script that does the following:
Before running the rsync copying script, I want to
a) Add some statement that would check if the external harddisk is attached and mounted.
b) If not, it should be mounted before the copying script is run to copy only to this external disk.
c) If it is not mounted, mount should be attempted, and if it does not mount, rsync copying command should not be executed.
Is there any better way to do this?
Under no circumstances, I want the rsync script to execute if the USB connection is not active.
Regards and thank you all in advance
The Hindu has a nice feature on the Indian open standards policy. The
examples cited in this article are very relevant.
A radical shift in e-governance
On November 12, in a very progressive and sound move, the Union Ministry of
Communication and Information Technology notified the National Policy on
Open Standards in e-governance
An Indian case study of how open standards can make an impact on the
domestic technology industry and promote innovation, by offering a
level-playing field for technology companies — both big and small — is the
Smart Card Operating System for Transport Applications (SCOSTA).
SCOSTA was a standard developed for smart card-based driving licences and
transport-related documentation by different State governments. It was
developed by the National Informatics Centre in collaboration with the
Indian Institute of Technology, Kanpur. Despite attempts by proprietary
lobbies to make the body opt for a proprietary standard, the NIC and
academics went ahead and developed an open standards, one that comprised
technological specifications that were entirely royalty-free, and put up the
specifications on their website. By doing so, they made a huge impact on the
Can anyone help me write a script for incremental backup using rsync to create multiple restore-point-backup that can be easily restored?
I feel a full backup once in 400 days, with hourly incremental, daily incremental and weekly incremental backup being rotated in a way in which 1 full backup followed by 24 hourly incremental backups, interspersed with 7 daily incremental backups and 5 weekly incremental backups may be protection enough for my data. What is the you all's expert opinion? Kindly suggest a better methodology please.
Would it be better if these backups are compressed and stored in tar format? Kindly guide please.
Regards and thank you all in advance
Greetings from CIS!
The Centre for Internet and Society (CIS) is an advocacy and a research
institute based in Bangalore involved in, among others, promoting values of
open society to ensure access to knowledge. As part of Centre for Internet
and Society's (CIS') project on software patent opposition, we need your
technical expertise and assistance in getting answers for a few questions
relating to software applications. If you have any information on any of the
following questions, please let us know. Your help is greatly appreciated!
Here are the questions:
I. What are the features in Linux, Oracle, SQL server, Lotus Notes, or any
version control software in existence prior to August 2005 which provided
replication or database synchronization? Was this on a peer to peer
Synchronization via a secure channel?
Access control facility during database synchronisation?
Interface component in an application for database synchronisation?
Database synchronisation within a data storage system or an intranet?
Tracking changes in data on a peer to peer basis during data
A user to offer and accept invitations for synchronization of data within
a data storage system he was part of?
Maintenance of a membership list, modification of membership list for a
community of users who could synchronize their data on a peer to peer basis?
Thanks & Regards
Krithika Dutta Narayana
The Centre for Internet and Society
On Thu, Nov 25, 2010 at 12:30 PM, Nadeem Khan <nadiem(a)gmail.com> wrote:
> Hello Anish,
> Can you explain what you are working on in 2-3 lines? Also lt me know
> how much capital you are aiming at. If it excites me, I can invest in
> this, personally.
> On Thu, Nov 25, 2010 at 7:57 AM, Anish Mohile <anishsmohile(a)gmail.com>
> > Hey Guys/Members,
> > I am not sure if this is the list I should be mailing but anyways,
> > I have an idea for developing a technology product and I am currently in
> > process of building a prototype.
> > I need seed funding for this product.
> > Can anyone tell me where can I get contacts to angel investors /
> investors /
> > VC funds, etc...
> > Any help would really be appreciated.
> > PS: I plan to make some parts of the product open-source once things
> > clicking but that is still a long shot.
> > Hope to hear from you soon.
> > Thanks and Regards,
> > Anish Mohile
> > --
> > http://mm.glug-bom.org/mailman/listinfo/linuxers
Nadeem: I am looking for capital somewhere in the range of $80,000 to
$90,000 for seeding the company.
Harsh: I have a theoretical working model not an actual working prototype.
The seed capital includes the prototype development cost.
Mitul: Help with TiE will be greatly appreciated.
Any contacts with Angel Investors will also help.
Thanks and Regards,