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How we celebrated Software Freedom Day

How we celebrated Software Freedom Day

by Subhashish Panigrahi — last modified Oct 07, 2016 02:02 AM
October 07, 2016

A small group of 6 FOSS contributors from communities such as Mozilla, Wikimedia, Mediawiki, Open Street Map and users of FOSS solutions gathered in Bengaluru to celebrate Software Freedom Day. Subhashish Panigrahi who was a part of the event, reports the developments.

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Indian language localization community meets in New Delhi

Indian language localization community meets in New Delhi

by Prasad Krishna — last modified Oct 03, 2016 01:26 PM

Localization is one of the less glamorous aspects of computing. Despite the fact that less than 6% of the world speaks English, a majority of projects don't feel inclined to accommodate the rest of the population. One of the primary reasons for sticking to English is the steep learning curve and the lack of standardization in various aspects of the localization process.

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Fuel Gilt Conference 2016

by Prasad Krishna — last modified Sep 25, 2016 03:27 AM
September 25, 2016

Fuel Gilt Conference 2016 was organized by the Fuel Project is being held in New Delhi on September 24 and 25, 2016. This is the fourth conference in series. Subhashish Panigrahi made a presentation at this event.

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Software Freedom Day: The Importance of Free and Open Source Software

Software Freedom Day: The Importance of Free and Open Source Software

by Subhashish Panigrahi — last modified Sep 18, 2016 03:46 AM

Software Freedom Day (SFD) on September 17 celebrates the liberty that free and open software and the philosophy of freedom brings into people’s lives. When SFD was started in 2004, only 12 teams from different places joined. It grew to a whooping 1000 by 2010 across the world. Explaining the aim of the celebration, SFD’s official website says,

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ସଫ୍ଟଓଏର ସ୍ୱାଧୀନତା ଦିବସ: ଆମ ହାତେ ଆମ କୋଡ଼ ଲେଖିବା

by Subhashish Panigrahi — last modified Sep 18, 2016 03:33 AM

Software Freedom Day (SFD), which celebrates the use of free and open software, was celebrated in many cities today. The piece sheds light on the philosophy of software freedom, and how free and open source software is making a significant social change. I have also shared how anyone can contribute to the FOSS movement in different ways and celebrate SFD.

ସଫ୍ଟଓଏର ସ୍ୱାଧୀନତା ଦିବସ: ଆମ ହାତେ ଆମ କୋଡ଼ ଲେଖିବା - Read More…

It's September, and That Means It's Time for Software Freedom Day

It's September, and That Means It's Time for Software Freedom Day

by Subhashish Panigrahi — last modified Sep 17, 2016 03:42 PM

Software Freedom Day (SFD), which celebrates the use of free and open software, is just around the corner on September 17. When the day first started in 2004, only 12 teams from different places joined, but it has since grown to include hundreds registered events around the world, depending on the year.

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Open source effort gives indigenous language an official typeface

by Subhashish Panigrahi — last modified Aug 03, 2016 02:00 AM

Santali, an aboriginal South Asian language, has a brand new freely licensed font and set of cross-platform open source input tools on the way.

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Comments on the National Geospatial Policy (Draft, V.1.0), 2016

by Sumandro Chattapadhyay — last modified Jun 30, 2016 09:40 AM

The Department of Science and Technology published the first public draft of the National Geospatial Policy (v.1.0) on May 05, 2016, and invited comments from the public. CIS submitted the following comments in response. The comments were authored by Adya Garg, Anubha Sinha, and Sumandro Chattapadhyay.

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Google, Apple and Microsoft may need licence for satellite mapping in India

by Prasad Krishna — last modified May 10, 2016 03:20 PM

Cold response from MNCs like Google to India's security concerns is seen as a prime reason for the proposed legislation to regulate mapping of the country, a move that critics call "return of the Licence Raj" and "digital nationalism".

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