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India backs open source software for e-governance projects
by Prasad Krishna published Mar 29, 2015 last modified Apr 04, 2015 04:00 PM — filed under: ,
India has said it will use open source software in all e-governance projects, though it did not rule out the use of proprietary software to meet specialized requirements.
Located in Openness / News & Media
Train the Trainer — Report in Udayavani
by Prasad Krishna published Mar 02, 2015 last modified Apr 04, 2015 04:20 PM — filed under: , , ,
As part of the Train The Trainer program, on Feb 28, all the participants (Wikipedians from all over India) were taken to Janapada Loka, near Ramanagara. There was a report in Udayavani, Ramanagara edition on March 2, 2015 about this event.
Located in Openness / News & Media
GoI body National Mission for Manuscripts has digitised 3 million manuscripts
by Prasad Krishna published Mar 13, 2015 last modified Apr 05, 2015 03:20 AM — filed under: , ,
Twelve-year-old government body National Mission for Manuscripts (NMM) has digitised over thirty lakh manuscripts and 185,88,390 pages in all as of 31 December 2014, Mahesh Sharma, Union Minister of State for Culture, Tourism & Civil Aviation said in the Rajya Sabha this week. He added that the National Archives of India (NAI) is set to digitise another 1,100,000 historic records. The government has spent over Rs 25 lakhs on digitisation as of January 2015 as compared to ~ Rs 36 lakhs in 2012-13.
Located in Openness / News & Media
More articles for Tulu Wikipedia
by Prasad Krishna published Mar 10, 2015 last modified Apr 05, 2015 04:33 AM — filed under: , , , ,
In all, 100 more articles will be uploaded to the Tulu Wikipedia by teachers and students in Udupi shortly, according to Janaki M. Brahmavara, president, Karnataka Tulu Sahitya Academy.
Located in Openness / News & Media
Blog Entry Sunil Abraham - Key Listener Speech at Wikimedia Summit 2019
by Sunil Abraham published May 04, 2019 last modified May 04, 2019 03:34 AM — filed under: ,
The Wikimedia Summit 2019 – formerly known as "Wikimedia Conference" or "Chapters Meeting" – took place on 29–31 March 2019 in Berlin. Sunil Abraham made a speech at the summit organized in Berlin.
Located in Openness
Blog Entry Open Data and Land Ownership
by Sumandro Chattapadhyay published May 22, 2019 last modified May 22, 2019 11:32 AM — filed under: , ,
In this chapter of the recently published volume on State of Open Data, Tim Davies and Sumandro Chattapadhyay discuss how the lessons from the land ownership field highlight the political nature of data, and illustrate the importance of politically aware interventions when creating open data standards, infrastructure, and ecosystems. State of Open Data, edited by Tim Davies, Stephen B. Walker, Mor Rubinstein, and Fernando Perini, is published by African Minds and International Development Research Centre, Canada.
Located in Openness
Connaught Summer Institute on Monitoring Internet Openness and Rights
by Prasad Krishna published Jul 26, 2013 — filed under: ,
Malavika Jayaram is a speaker at this event being held at the Munk School of Global Affairs, Bloor Street West.
Located in News & Media
June 2013 Bulletin
by Prasad Krishna published Jun 30, 2013 last modified Jul 27, 2013 09:48 AM — filed under: , , , , , , ,
Our newsletter for the month of June 2013 can be accessed below.
Located in About Us / Newsletters
India’s Indigenous Languages Drive Wikipedia’s Growth
by Prasad Krishna published Aug 08, 2013 last modified Aug 09, 2013 09:58 AM — filed under: , , , ,
Despite accommodating the world’s second largest English-speaking population behind the United States, it is India’s indigenous language speakers that are creating and consuming the content that is driving Wikipedia’s growth on the subcontinent.
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Odia Wikipedia Workshop at VSSUT, Burla (Coverage in the Sambad)
by Prasad Krishna published Jul 29, 2013 last modified Aug 19, 2013 08:51 AM — filed under: , , , ,
An Odia Wikipedia workshop was organized on July 26 and 27, 2013 at Veer Surendra Sai University of Technology, Burla. The Sambad (Sambalpur edition) covered the event.
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