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Blog Entry Protecting the Territory, Killing the Map
by Sumandro Chattapadhyay published May 17, 2016 — filed under: , , , ,
The politics of making and using maps in India has taken a sudden and complex turn with the publication of the draft Geospatial Information Regulation Bill, 2016. Contrary to the expectations arising out of several government schemes that are promoting the development of the new digital economy in India – from start-ups to the ongoing expansion of connectivity network – the Bill seems to be undoing various economic and humanitarian efforts, and other opportunities involving maps. This article by Sumandro Chattapadhyay and Adya Garg was published by The Wire on May 16, 2016.
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Time Out Bengaluru - Software Patenting
by Pranesh Prakash published Jan 11, 2010 last modified Jan 16, 2013 06:39 AM — filed under: , ,
An article by Akhila Seetharaman published as a precursor to the national public meeting on software patents held on 4th in Bangalore.
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Aaron Swartz Memorial Hacknight
by Prasad Krishna published Jan 17, 2013 last modified Jan 17, 2013 05:18 AM — filed under: ,
On Saturday, January 19, 2013, HasGeek and the Centre for Internet and Society (CIS) are organizing a hacknight to understand Aaron’s work and contribute to his projects. The event starts from 2.00 p.m. onwards and ends at 8.00 a.m., the next day morning.
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Sanskrit Wikiquote — Now Available!
by Prasad Krishna published Feb 09, 2013 last modified Mar 01, 2013 05:07 AM — filed under: , , ,
The Access to Knowledge team at the Centre for Internet & Society (CIS) is happy to celebrate the availability of Sanskrit wikiquote.
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A Wikipedia Editing Workshop in Goa
by Prasad Krishna published Mar 05, 2013 — filed under: , , , ,
On the occasion of International Women's Day, the Access to Knowledge team from the Centre for Internet & Society is organizing a wikipedia editing workshop on March 8, 2013 at Nirmala Institute of Education, from 3 p.m. to 5 p.m., followed by an offline and online editathon.
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Wikipedia at Avenir
by Prasad Krishna published Mar 11, 2013 — filed under: , , ,
A 4 hours Wikipedia event at Avenir, 2013 is being held at Netaji Subhash Engineering College, Kolkata, West Bengal on 11th March 2013. The Centre for Internet and Society is supporting this event.
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February 2013 Bulletin
by Prasad Krishna published Feb 28, 2013 last modified Mar 11, 2013 05:35 AM — filed under: , , , , ,
The Centre for Internet & Society (CIS) wishes you a great year ahead and welcomes you to the second issue of its newsletter for the year 2013. In this issue we bring you an overview of our research programs, updates of events organised by us, events we participated in, news and media coverage, and videos of some of our recent events.
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Wikipedia Women's Workshop Bangalore 2013
by Prasad Krishna published Mar 13, 2013 — filed under: , , ,
The Wikipedia Women's Workshop Bangalore 2013 was held on March 8, 2013 at Servelots Infotech, Jayanagar in Bangalore. It was organized by Wikimedia India. Dr. U.B. Pavanaja participated in the event. The news was covered by Kannada Prabha on March 9, 2013.
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Wikipedia Workshop for Kannada Science Writers
by Prasad Krishna published Mar 14, 2013 — filed under: , , , , ,
The Centre for Internet and Society in partnership with Wikimedia Chapter India and KRVP, Bangalore, is organizing a workshop for Kannada science writers at Karnataka Rajya Vijnana Parishath Conference Hall in Banashankari, Bangalore on March 17, 2013. The one day workshop shall begin at 10 a.m. in the morning and will conclude at 5.00 p.m. in the evening. Dr. U.B. Pavanaja will be participating in the event.
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Blog Entry Summary of the Minutes of the Workshop on Biodiversity Informatics
by Prasad Krishna published Jan 30, 2012 — filed under: ,
The Western Ghats Portal team had organized a one-day workshop to explore the contemporary state of biodiversity informatics as expressed in three spheres: technology behind biodiversity informatics, scientific commons and policy and biodiversity portals in India. It hoped to provide an opportunity to interact and learn from similar endeavors in this emerging discipline. The workshop was held at Ashoka Trust for Research in Ecology and Environment (ATREE), Bangalore on 25 November 2011.
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