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Blog Entry Software Freedom Pledge
by Pranesh Prakash published Sep 25, 2015 last modified Sep 25, 2015 12:26 PM — filed under: , , , , , , ,
On September 19, 2015, celebrated globally as Software Freedom Day, a number of enthusiasts got together and collectively took a pledge.
Located in Openness
Blog Entry Hits and Misses With the Draft Encryption Policy
by Sunil Abraham published Sep 26, 2015 — filed under: , , , ,
Most encryption standards are open standards. They are developed by open participation in a publicly scrutable process by industry, academia and governments in standard setting organisations (SSOs) using the principles of “rough consensus” – sometimes established by the number of participants humming in unison – and “running code” – a working implementation of the standard. The open model of standards development is based on the Free and Open Source Software (FOSS) philosophy that “many eyes make all bugs shallow”.
Located in Internet Governance / Blog
Blog Entry It's September, and That Means It's Time for Software Freedom Day
by Subhashish Panigrahi published Sep 17, 2016 — filed under: , , , ,
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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IP Meetup #02: Prabir Purkayastha on the CRI Guidelines and software patenting in India
by Anubha Sinha published Mar 20, 2016 last modified Mar 29, 2016 05:06 PM — filed under: , , , ,
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Swatantra 2014: Fifth International Free Software Conference, Kerala
by Prasad Krishna published Dec 28, 2014 last modified Dec 28, 2014 02:44 AM — filed under: ,
ICFOSS, Govt. of Kerala organized the fifth international Free Software Conference at Hotel Hycinth by Sparsa, Trivandrum from December 18 - 20, 2014. The Centre for Internet and Society was one of the organizations supporting the event. Prof. Subbiah Arunachalam was a speaker and made a presentation on Open Science.
Located in Openness / News & Media
FOSS & a Free, Open Internet: Synergies for Development
by Prasad Krishna published Oct 16, 2015 last modified Jun 18, 2016 05:57 PM — filed under: , , ,
Internet Governance Forum (IGF) 2015 will be held at Jao Pessoa in Brazil from November 10 to 13, 2015. The theme of IGF 2015 is Evolution of Internet Governance: Empowering Sustainable Development. Civil Society is organizing a workshop on FOSS and a Free, Open Internet. The workshop will be held on November 13, 2015 from 2.00 p.m. to 3.30 p.m. Sunil Abraham and Pranesh Prakash will be speaking at this event.
Located in Internet Governance / News & Media
National Koha Conclave
by Prasad Krishna published Feb 19, 2016 — filed under: ,
Informatics Publishing organized an event at Fortune Park JP Celestial in Bangalore on February 17, 2016. Sunil Abraham delivered the inaugural address on the occasion.
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Blog Entry Software Freedom Day: The Importance of Free and Open Source Software
by Subhashish Panigrahi published Sep 18, 2016 — filed under: , , ,
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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Blog Entry How we celebrated Software Freedom Day
by Subhashish Panigrahi published Oct 07, 2016 last modified Oct 07, 2016 02:02 AM — filed under: , ,
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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Blog Entry Open source in everyday life: How we celebrated the Software Freedom Day in Bengaluru
by Subhashish Panigrahi published Oct 27, 2016 — filed under: , ,
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.
Located in Openness