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by Sumandro Chattapadhyay last modified Aug 30, 2015 06:52 AM

Mini TTT and MWT held in Kolkata

by Tito Dutta — last modified May 23, 2017 02:18 PM

A regional version of Train The Trainer and MediaWiki Training was recently conducted in Kolkata.

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Adikavi Nannaya University Telugu Wikipedia Workshop

by Pavan Santhosh — last modified Apr 16, 2017 08:57 AM

A Telugu Wikipedia introductory workshop was conducted for the students of Adikavi Nannaya University, Rajahmundry between 6- 7 January, 2017.

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Orientation & Training session of Jalbiradari Activists

by Subodh Kulkarni — last modified Apr 16, 2017 11:30 AM

An Orientation & Training session of Jalbiradari Activists was held on 4 January, 2017

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Comments on the Draft National Policy on Software Products

by Anubha Sinha, Rohini Lakshané, and Udbhav Tiwari — last modified Dec 12, 2016 02:45 PM

The Centre for Internet & Society submitted public comments to the Department of Electronics & Information Technology (DeitY), Ministry of Information & Communications Technology, Govt. of India on the National Policy of Software Products on December 9, 2016.

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Odia Wikipedia: Sambalpur University Workshop

Odia Wikipedia: Sambalpur University Workshop

by Sailesh Patnaik — last modified Apr 17, 2017 06:44 AM

An Odia Wikipedia orientation-cum-workshop program was organised for the students of Sambalpur University on 27 November, 2016.

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4 tips for DIY makers

by Subhashish Panigrahi — last modified Nov 22, 2016 02:36 AM

I started learning stencil printing and hand lettering this year, and became quite enthralled with it. These age old techniques really add something special to postcards, which I usually send to myself, my wife, and my friends while traveling.

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Should Indian Researchers Pay to Get their Work Published

by Muthu Madhan, Siva Shankar Kimidi, Subbiah Gunasekaran and Subbiah Arunachalam — last modified Oct 29, 2016 02:47 PM

We raise the financial and ethical issue of paying for getting papers published in professional journals. Indian researchers have published more than 37,000 papers in over 880 open access journals from 61 countries in the five years 2010-14 as seen from Science Citation Index Expanded. This accounts for about 14.4% of India’s overall publication output, considerably higher than the 11.6% from the world. Indian authors have used 488 OA journals levying article processing charge (APC), ranging from INR 500 to US$5,000, in the five years to publish about 15,400 papers.

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Adopting ORCID as a Unique Identifier will Benefit all Involved in Scholarly Communication

by Subbiah Arunachalam and Muthu Madhan — last modified Oct 28, 2016 04:28 PM

ORCID, the Open Researcher and Contributor ID, is a nonprofit, community-driven effort to create and maintain a registry of unique researcher identifiers and a transparent method of linking research activities and outputs to these identifiers. Together with other persistent identifiers for scholarly works such as digital object identifiers (DOIs) and identifiers for organizations, ORCID makes research more discoverable.

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Open source in everyday life: How we celebrated the Software Freedom Day in Bengaluru

by Subhashish Panigrahi — last modified Oct 27, 2016 01:07 AM
October 27, 2016
FOSS,

The free and open source software (FOSS) enthusiasts just celebrated the Software Freedom Day (SFD) on September 17 all across the world. This year, a small group of six of us gathered to celebrate SFD in the Indian city of Bengaluru. The group consisted of open source contributors from communities such as Mozilla, Wikimedia, Mediawiki, Open Street Map, and users of FOSS solutions.

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(Lack of) Representation of Non-Western World in Process of Creation of Web Standards

by Harsh Gupta — last modified Oct 20, 2016 01:44 AM

World Wide Consortium (W3C) as a standard setting organization for the World Wide Web plays a very important role in shaping the web. We focus on the ongoing controversy related to Encrypted Media Extensions (EME) and found that there was a serious lack of participation from people from non-western countries. We also found serious lack of gender diversity in the EME debate.

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