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Blog Entry Thematic Edit-a-thon at Yashawantrao Chavan Institute of Science, Satara
by Subodh Kulkarni published Jun 11, 2017 last modified Jul 11, 2017 09:35 AM — filed under: , , , , ,
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Blog Entry Course Packs for Education Ruled Legal in India
by Anubha Sinha published Jul 14, 2017 — filed under:
On 9 May 2017, a five year court battle between publishers and universities finally came to an end when the Supreme Court of India dismissed an appeal by the Indian Reprographic Rights Organization (IRRO) challenging an earlier judgment of Delhi High Court that ruled course packs in India legal for educational purposes.
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Blog Entry Christ University Wikipedia Education Program Faculty Orientation Report
by Ananth Subray published Jul 07, 2017 last modified Aug 03, 2017 04:45 AM — filed under: , , , ,
Christ University faculty were given an orientation for the upcoming year on the Wikipedia Education Program
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Access to Knowledge Bulletin — October 2012 Bulletin
by Prasad Krishna published Nov 29, 2012 last modified Dec 14, 2012 08:19 AM — filed under: , , , ,
This is the second bulletin from the Access to Knowledge team of CIS in Delhi. This issue features education program updates of the Assamese, Malayalam and Gujarati Wiki communities, a hackathon held at BITS, Hyderabad, press coverage of the Odia Wikipedia workshop in Pune, and reports of workshops organised in Bangalore, Ghaziabad and Pune during the month of October.
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Blog Entry A Comparative Study of Article Creation Campaigns on Wikipedia - Part II
by Puthiya Purayil Sneha published Jun 11, 2021 — filed under: ,
This is a short report on a comparative analysis of two prominent Wikimedia initiatives, Wikipedia Asian Month and Project Tiger, to understand prevailing challenges and opportunities, and strategies to address the same. The report has been authored by Nitesh Gill with inputs from Suswetha Kolluru, and editorial oversight and support by Puthiya Purayil Sneha. This is part of a series of short-term studies undertaken by the CIS-A2K team in 2019–2020.
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Blog Entry Fueling the Affordable Smartphone Revolution in India
by Anubha Sinha published Mar 16, 2016 — filed under: , , ,
Smartphones have emerged as the exemplar of mankind's quest for shrinking technologies. They embody the realization of a simple premise – that computing devices would do more and cost less. This realization has been responsible for modern society's profound transformations in communication, governance, and knowledge distribution.
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Blog Entry FAQ: CIS' Proposal for Compulsory Licensing of Critical Mobile Technologies
by Rohini Lakshané published Sep 25, 2015 last modified Feb 14, 2016 04:40 AM — filed under: ,
Earlier this year, the Centre for Internet & Society (CIS) had proposed that the Government of India (GoI) initiate the formation of a patent pool of critical mobile technologies and mandate a five percent compulsory license. The proposal was made in light of ongoing litigation in India over standard essential patents pertaining to mobile technology, and the government's own “Make in India” and “Digital India” programmes.
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Blog Entry Software Freedom Pledge
by Pranesh Prakash published Sep 25, 2015 last modified Sep 25, 2015 12:26 PM — filed under: , , , , , , ,
On September 19, 2015, celebrated globally as Software Freedom Day, a number of enthusiasts got together and collectively took a pledge.
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Blog Entry As Odia Wikipedia turns 13, what happens next?
by Subhashish Panigrahi and Sailesh Patnaik published Sep 26, 2015 last modified Jun 18, 2016 05:08 PM — filed under: ,
Odia Wikipedia, one of several Indian-language Wikipedia projects, celebrated thirteen years of free knowledge contribution on June 3.
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Blog Entry Google's Optical Character Recognition Software Now Works with All South Asian Languages
by Subhashish Panigrahi published Sep 26, 2015 — filed under: , ,
The Optical Character Recognition (OCR) software by Google now works for more than 248 world languages, including all the major South Asian languages, and it's easy to use and works with over 90 percent accuracy for most languages.
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