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by Sumandro Chattapadhyay last modified Nov 16, 2015 01:20 PM
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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Adoption of Standards in Smart Cities - Way Forward for India

by Vanya Rakesh — last modified Apr 11, 2016 03:04 AM

With a paradigm shift towards the concept of “Smart Cities’ globally, as well as India, such cities have been defined by several international standardization bodies and countries, however, there is no uniform definition adopted globally. The glue that allows infrastructures to link and operate efficiently is standards as they make technologies interoperable and efficient.

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Pre-Budget Consultation 2016 - Submission to the IT Group of the Ministry of Finance

by Sumandro Chattapadhyay — last modified Jan 12, 2016 01:34 PM

The Ministry of Finance has recently held pre-budget consultations with different stakeholder groups in connection with the Union Budget 2016-17. We were invited to take part in the consultation for the IT (hardware and software) group organised on January 07, 2016, and submit a suggestion note. We are sharing the note below. It was prepared and presented by Sumandro Chattapadhyay, with contributions from Rohini Lakshané, Anubha Sinha, and other members of CIS.

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ଓଡ଼ିଆ ଉଇକିପାଠାଗାର

by Subhashish Panigrahi — last modified Jan 05, 2016 06:30 AM

Odia newspaper Sambad carried this featured column of mine yesterday in their Sunday supplement "Sambada Rabibara" on December 6, 2015.

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