The June 2018 meeting of "Indian Linux User Group, Mumbai (ILUG-
BOM)", will be held on 9th June 2018, 15:00 to 16:30 IST.
IT Lab 4, 3rd Floor, A - Wing,
Department of Information Technology,
Don Bosco Institute of Technology, Kurla (W).
10 min from Vidyavihar Station (W).
1. 30 minutes: Introductions
2. Discussions on ILUG-BOM activities
Everyone is welcome :)
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Subject: [Workshop] Debian Packaging - 09th and 10th June 2018
Date: Thu, 7 Jun 2018 18:43:31 +0530
From: Dhanesh Sabane <dhanesh95(a)disroot.org>
CC: sagarg(a)technisia.in, praveen(a)debian.org
[Tl;DR at bottom]
The FOSS world is huge and everyday new ideas are born and new software
is written. But how do these software end up on Debian? How is it made
possible for us to just run `apt-get install foo` to install these software?
Well, the answer to these questions is packaging. This workshop is
aimed at answering questions like these, in depth, and also help
everyone build packages for Debian. To help us all with packaging, we've
invited a distinguished personality from the Debian Project, Pirate
Praveen. Praveen is a Debian Developer and maintains a lot of packages
in the Debian project. You can find out more about Praveen on his Debian
The workshop will be held at Reserved-bit. This workshop is open to
all and there are no registration fees. However, note that we have
limited seating capacity at the venue. Seating arrangement will be on a
first-come-first-serve basis. The workshop will span over two days (09th
June and 10th June 2018), so everyone can be rest assured that all the
points will be covered in depth.
Don't forget to bring your laptops!
*Event* - Debian Packaging Workshop
*Dates* - 09th and 10th June 2018
*Time* - 10 AM to 05 PM
*Venue* - Reserved-bit, 337, Amanora Chambers (Above Amanora Mall),
*Fees* - No fees
Dhanesh B. Sabane
As you already know, ILUG-BOM have migrated two schools in Mumbai to
There is a query from these schools for a list of appropriate computer
books for coming academic year.
There is an excellent project - Computer Masti by, IIT Mumbai, where Open
Source Computer Books are being created and released under 'creative
Intially copyrights belonged to InOpen technologies, now they are taken
over by Next.Education.
I really appreciate IIT-B and FOSSEE teams for their commendable projects.
It seems that the project now is maintained nicely by Next.Education
without violating the Open Source Policy. I suppose that they do not depend
upon government funds now to grow. These books will definitely be a great
help to all the schools migrated to open source.
So I think we can surely recommend these books to all schools.
But this solves the problem of most of the CBSE/ICSE schools who generally
do not have budget restrictions.
On the other hand, students of many state board schools come from weaker
sections of the society. They cannot even spend 250 Rs for a book.
Our two schools also come in these category. ( They are aided, but IT
section is unaided, so even salary of teachers is paid by school
While talking to ILUG team, Fr Jude of St Mary school said "We cannot
charge more than 500 Rs for computer fees, then how to pay licences of
commercial softwares ?"
So lack of funds is the prime reason for them to migrate.
They are expecting from us something like a small booklet costing around
50-75 Rs for each std so that students can afford it.
Kindly give your suggestions.