Date: 28th September, 2014 (Sunday)
Time: 11:00 to 17:00 IST
Venue: Directiplex, near Andheri Subway, Andheri (E), Mumbai, India
Entry is free of charge and anyone can attend.
We are celebrating Software Freedom Day at this month's meetup.
Hope to see some of you there!
The i18nWidgets is a project for developing extended Android widgets
that would support multi-lingual text without being dependent on the
underlying support for the languages.
The widgets would be integrated with native support for HarfBuzz and
Freetype for rendering of the multi-lingual text. More details on the
project can be found here: http://bit.ly/1mqaVBz
If you would like to contribute, please join the project on github:
The project currently support individual Indic languages and Gujarati
widget is given as an example. The immediate task is to make generic
implementation where languages can be detected and selected
automatically to make it truly multi-lingual.
See my notes https://poddery.com/posts/1349028 (I prefer comments on
diaspora as it is a cross post).
I want to take all those colleges with good free software adoption to
the next step of contributing to free software. If you'd like to mentor
any student from these colleges in contributing to a project you work or
care about please post your ideas at
If are a student looking for mentors, you can also join the above group
and post your interest there.
Tata Institute of Social Sciences (TISS) is a Deemed University U/S-3 of
the University Grants Commission Act 1956. It is located at V.N. Purav
Marg, Opposite Deonar Bus Depot, Mumbai. TISS invites an *Expression of
Interest* from interested web developers/web designers/freelancers for
designing User Interface of the Institute website as per the Web Content
Accessibility Guidelines (WCAG2.0)
*Scope of Work:*
Study the current website and propose a new design/structure.
administrative sections of the Institute and also for showcasing
Institute's work in terrms of Projects, activities etc. as per the proposed
*Server side scripting will be done by the internal development team*,
however the party will have to work in co-ordination with the team.
Checking WCAG2.0 compliance and certifying the website accordingly.
Should have atleast 2 years experience in developing websites with free
and open source softwares.
Should have extensive experience in designing user-interface of websites
and web portals.
Should have experience in developing websites which are accessible to
people with visual impairment and should be aware of WCAG2.0
Experience in developing websites which can be viewed on web browsers as
well as mobile phones
Experience in developing similar Intsitute websites with WCAG2.0
compliance is desirable.
*Documents to be attached along with the EOI are:*
*Contact details with **Address and Email*
Core technical competencies and skill sets available.
Details of major work website development undertaken with urls.
Details about quality processes and standards followed in developing
Interested parties are requested to mail the above mentioned details to *eoi
at tiss.edu <http://tiss.edu>* on or before 30th September, 2014.
Shortlisted parties will have to give a presentation precisely on similar
work undertaken and proposed template designs for TISS website.
Current website Url is http://www.tiss.edu
Above details are also available at:
I intend to purchase a Lenovo ThinkPad which comes pre-installed with
Since I will be installing Ubuntu from the moment the machine is first
switch on, is there any possibility of getting a refund on the unused
Windows 8.1 license?
If yes, may I know the general procedure?