On Thursday 10 February 2011 05:26:21 Rajagopal Swaminathan wrote:
On 2/9/11, jtd <jtd(a)mtnl.net.in> wrote:
On Wednesday 09 February 2011 13:20:50 Koustubha
Vidya Prasarak Mandal, Thane is a educational
trust based in
Thane on outskirts of Mumbai. ( www.vpmthane.org
). It has
schools and colleges providing education to about 15000
Hmm. I seemed to have the missed the announcements on this list
Publication from one of the conferences conducted:
Old stuff. Nothing more after that, atleast on the website.
Hmm... Yes Shri. Koustubha is too modest about his
the FOSS Movement.
He has been the leading light of FLOSS in Thane in terms of
execution and operation of FOSS project and not just stopping at
Proof of Concept as many educational institutions do.
We are interested in people in the public space, not merely those who
do FLOSS business. I am speaking in the context of a conference, I
have no problem with anyone having a FLOSS business Or with Shri.
Koustubha Kale. I am sure everyone else on the list will concur.
I have never heard or seen a single public announcement of any FLOSS
even in Thane.
Nor ANY public discussion on this conference being organised in Thane.
Google throws up exactly one mail.
The 2006 event announce is not in my archive (since Sept 2006) either,
But since Dr. Nagarjuna was there, I presume some announcement would
have been made.
I will be forever grateful to him for allowing me to work with him
during our foray into RHCS (High Availability -- Redhat -- erm..
Centos -- Cluster Suite) and His configuration of Software RAID +
DRBD + LTSP
His RHCS with DRBD+CLVM+GFS+LVS (Linux Virtual Server) for Desktop
usage is something to be admired especially when viewed through the
prism of uncertainty then and with an extremely constrained budget.
Not to mention his home-grown NAS solution.
It is still running with more or less original production config
Full Disclosure: Yes, I was administering a part of the setup he
speaks about for some period of time few years back.
Nice to know of your personal equation with whoever, but we are
talking of public contributions.
Pitch for Thane: Thane is extremely well connected to
Nashik, Navi Mumbai etc.
There are a huge number of educational other institutions along the
Mumbai Pune expressway which need Koha and .possibility and
willingness to participate
We have a huge commercial technical pool of Linux/Unix/datacenter
Engineers in and around Mumbai who we can tap upon.
Talk of FSF
India, whose Dr. Nagarjuna delivered keynote in the Linux Thane
2006. Redhat, CDAC Mumbai (erstwhile NCST) and many others
participated which also had a something on Indian language
VPM's Chairman Dr. V. V. Bedekar has supported fully the efforts of
Lat Prof. R. K. Joshi during the passing of Unicode pages for many
Indian scripts at the Unicode Consortium.
CDAC-Mumbai has fantastic Gems in Open source for example Indix.
Please support KohaConf Thane.
An open approach towards public participation is very neccessary for
As I see it, nobody that I know of are involved in this effort. If
there are others, I for one would like to know them.