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Blog Entry Imperial College Orientation Program, Bargarh
by Sailesh Patnaik published Feb 12, 2017 last modified Apr 16, 2017 07:51 PM — filed under: , , , , ,
An Odia Wikipedia workshop was conducted at Imperial College, Bargarh on 12 February, 2017.
Located in Access to Knowledge / Blogs
Inaugural EPT Award for Dr. Francis Jayakanth
by Prasad Krishna published Feb 06, 2012 last modified Feb 27, 2012 12:24 PM — filed under: ,
Located in Openness
Blog Entry India Access To Knowledge/Draft Work plan July 2014 - June 2015
by T. Vishnu Vardhan published Mar 31, 2014 last modified Apr 08, 2014 09:51 AM — filed under: , , , ,
One of the key mandates of the Access to Knowledge (A2K) programme at the Centre for Internet and Society (CIS) is to work towards catalysing the growth of the open knowledge movement in South-Asia and in Indic languages. CIS has been a steward of the Wikimedia movement in India since December 2008 when Jimmy Wales visited Bangalore. From September 2012 it has been actively involved in growing the movement in India through a grant received from the Wikimedia Foundation (WMF). Based on the 18-month experience of working with various Indic Wikimedia communities, CIS-A2K has developed its Work Plan for July 2014 to June 2015.
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India backs open source software for e-governance projects
by Prasad Krishna published Mar 29, 2015 last modified Apr 04, 2015 04:00 PM — filed under: ,
India has said it will use open source software in all e-governance projects, though it did not rule out the use of proprietary software to meet specialized requirements.
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India’s Indigenous Languages Drive Wikipedia’s Growth
by Prasad Krishna published Aug 08, 2013 last modified Aug 09, 2013 09:58 AM — filed under: , , , ,
Despite accommodating the world’s second largest English-speaking population behind the United States, it is India’s indigenous language speakers that are creating and consuming the content that is driving Wikipedia’s growth on the subcontinent.
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India’s top science institution is trying hard to fix its “manel” problem
by Admin published Aug 19, 2019 — filed under: ,
B Chagun Basha is a science, technology and innovation policy fellow at Bengaluru’s Indian Institute of Science’s (IISc) Centre for Policy Research established by the department of science & technology (DST-CPR).
Located in Openness / News & Media
Blog Entry Indian government includes open source in RFPs
by Subhashish Panigrahi published Jun 08, 2015 last modified Jun 18, 2016 06:18 PM — filed under: ,
The Government of India has implemented a remarkable new policy-level change for open source software (OSS) deployment.
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Indian Govt looks to provide free access to publicly-funded research works
by Prasad Krishna published Jul 28, 2014 — filed under: , ,
Sunil Abraham gave his inputs to the blog entry published in Medianama on July 23, 2014.
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Indian Govt to Build Machine Translation System for 22 Indic Languages
by Prasad Krishna published Nov 14, 2013 last modified Dec 11, 2013 07:14 AM — filed under: , , ,
National Translation Mission is preparing a Machine Translation System (MTS) to instantly translate texts from vernacular Indian languages to English, reports New Indian Express.
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Indian language localization community meets in New Delhi
by Prasad Krishna published Oct 03, 2016 — filed under: , ,
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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