[Fsf-friends] INDIA: FN'sEyeOnFLOSS *** Freedel on Sept 17/18 at
New Delhi *** 09162005
Frederick Noronha (FN)
Fri Sep 16 20:54:01 CEST 2005
FN's Eye on FLOSS (Free/Libre and Open Source Software ........
IOSN COMES OUT WITH A PRIMER ON OPEN STANDARDS
IOSN's open standards primer.
* Download the primer: Open Document format (111KB)
* PDF format (485KB)
MORE USEFUL URLs AND SOME CORRECTIONS TOO
Thanks to Komal <firstname.lastname@example.org> for pointing out that the
correct link for xfree86 is www.x.org and for the Linux documentation
project is www.tldp.org (and not as rendered earlier).
And thank you Prachee Agarwal <email@example.com> of the
Lucknow LUG firstname.lastname@example.org for responding with *your*
favourite links: www.indlinux.org www.gentoo.org www.linuxiso.org
Just shows how *everyone* benefits when something (information, code) is
HOW-TO, ON TALKING THIS TIME... COURTESY PUNE
Kanti Jadia <email@example.com> sent across this
useful tip from PLUG, the Pune GNU/Linux Users Group,
which explains *how to talk*
NOVELL COMES OUT WITH SOLUTIONS FOR INDIAN TONGUES
AD (Andi) Marshall, out there in Vietnam, firstname.lastname@example.org draws
attention to this link, which says: "Novell is introducing Indian
language versions of its Suse Linux distribution, according to an
executive of the company..." COMPLETE STORY:
IndLinux guru Guntupalli Karunakar <email@example.com> responds,
to say: "Surprisingly, it doesnt mention Punjabi as supported, when
Punjabi is most well supported language on any distribution, while
Malayalam where l10n effort is slow pending resolution of Malayalam
Unicode issues finds place. Maybe they were trying to be different ;)"
DELHI PLANS AN AMBITIOUS FREEDEL MEET, WITH LOCAL CHAMBERS OF COMMERCE
Raj "Raju" Mathur <firstname.lastname@example.org> of ILUG-Delhi announces Freedel
to be held on September 17/18 2005, 10:00AM to 6:00PM at PHD House, Hauz
Khas, New Delhi. Two full days of demystifying [GNU]Linux. PHDCCI and
India Linux Users Group - Delhi (ILUG-D) are behind the event.
Says Mathur: "ILUG-D in the past has conducted very successful events
where over 450 participants attended. This year we are expecting much
greater numbers. People from all walks of life are expected to attend;
students, professionals, corporates, all will be there. What's more,
ILUG-D will have something to show for everyone. Technical talks
covering issues from installation, to desktop usage to wireless
[GNU]Linux, it will all be there. We will even have young school kids
showing how they use [GNU]Linux. Its an event you don't want to miss!"
Several stalls showcasing various aspects of Linux from gaming, to
audio/video editing to development, servers, databases and applications.
The event is organised by ILUG-D and co-hosted by PHD Chamber of
Commerce and Industry. It is completely volunteer-driven and supported
by several organisations. The event is primarily driven by volunteers
of ILUG-D and a committed group of computer professionals from PHDCCI.
Apart from all the technical stuff happening, there will also be
T-shirts, Linux distributions on CDs, tea, snacks and all the elements
of fun available at low or no cost. Be there, be counted!
Contact: Raj Mathur email@example.com http://kandalaya.org/
THOSE FREE CDs IN YOUR HAND, THEY'RE ACTUALLY WORTH MILLIONS
Value of Debian GNU/Linux. The paper Measuring Libre Software
studying the size of the source packages in Debian 3.1 calculates the
size of sarge (close to 230 million lines of source code), the use of
the various programming languages in which the software has been
written, and the size of the packages included in the distribution. It
also estimates cost to create something on the scale of Debian from
scratch with a classical and well-known cost method (COCOMO) to be
over 8 billion US dollar.
Source: Debian Weekly News http://www.debian.org/News/weekly/2005/37/
IT'S NEW: A WIKI FOR THE FLOSS COMMUNITY IN INDIA
Praveen A <firstname.lastname@example.org> has launched a new wiki for the Free/Libre
and Open Source Software community in India. See
AN EXPAT WHO CAN, AND PLANS TO, BUILD BRIDGES
Adi Alurkar <email@example.com> is an Indian expat who could be one of those to
build useful bridges. He announced on ILUG-Goa --
http://groups.yahoo.com/group/ilug-goa -- recently that he manages all
the database related responsibilities for SourceForge.net and will be
visiting India shortly.
Aditya (Adi) is India between Oct 21 and Dec 9 and says that "during
this visit I'd like to meet and chat with like minded folks and see how
SF.net could help the F[L]OSS community in india better".
He will be visiting family in South Maharashtra and South Gujarat, looks
forward to getting feedback on how FLOSS is "taking hold in the Indian
subcontinent" and wants an "excuse" to come to Goa, the place where he
was raised and graduated (from Chowgule College). You're welcome mate!
FOSS.TV, WHAT'S THAT? JUST TAKE A PEEP
Navin Dhanuka <firstname.lastname@example.org> has meanwhile gone ahead with
FOSS.tv Says Navin, "Feedback about FOSS.tv is good as of now. Let's see
if I can set it rolling soon." If you want to help him, just go for it.
Hint: you need software of the video kind.
To find out more about Navin, go to http://www.navin.ind.in
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