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Guru Gomke is a Stylish Ol Chiki Typeface for India’s Santali Speakers
by Prasad Krishna published Dec 01, 2016 — filed under: ,
Located in Access to Knowledge / News & Media
Blog Entry Hindi Wiki Community Baithak in Delhi
by Subhashish Panigrahi published Feb 27, 2015 — filed under: , , , ,
Hindi Wikimedians met in New Delhi during February 14 and 15. This was the first meeting of the Hindi community. Subhashish Panigrahi attended the meetup.
Located in Openness / Blog
Blog Entry Hindustani Language: We Are Wikipedia
by Syed Muzammiluddin published Mar 27, 2015 last modified Apr 10, 2015 04:20 PM — filed under: , ,
In 2014, the Centre for Internet and Society's Access to Knowledge team (CIS-A2K) embarked on a new social media-based initiative - WeAreWikipedia. The aim of the project was "One Wikimedian every week to tell untold community stories on Twitter".
Located in Openness / Blog
Blog Entry How Open Access Content helps Fuel Growth in Indian-language Wikipedias
by Subhashish Panigrahi published Oct 25, 2016 — filed under: , , , ,
Mobile Internet connectivity is growing rapidly in rural India, and because most Internet users are more comfortable in their native languages, websites producing content in Indian languages are going to drive this growth. In a country like India in which only a handful of journals are available in Indian languages, open access to research and educational resources is hugely important for populating content for the various Indian language Wikipedias.
Located in Access to Knowledge / Blogs
Blog Entry How the Odia Wikimedia community is enriching Wikipedia with character encoding technology
by Subhashish Panigrahi published Jun 14, 2015
Last year, I wrote about the development of Odia language character encoding converters that the Wikipedia community was working on. These converted text into Unicode, a universal encoding standard. These converters have now been made available for use, just in time for today’s thirteenth anniversary of the Odia Wikipedia.
Located in Openness / Blog
Blog Entry How to do GuerillaGLAM
by Subhashish Panigrahi published May 28, 2015 last modified May 28, 2015 03:30 PM — filed under: , , ,
A proposal titled How to do GuerrillaGLAM" that I had submitted for the Wikimania 2015 has been accepted. I will be presenting this on July 18.
Located in Openness / Blog
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.
Located in Openness
Blog Entry India's Supreme Court Axes Online Censorship Law, But Challenges Remain
by Subhashish Panigrahi published Mar 27, 2015 last modified Mar 27, 2015 02:38 AM — filed under: , , , ,
The Supreme Court of India took a remarkable step to protect free expression on March 24, 2015, striking down controversial section 66A of the IT Act that criminalized “grossly offensive” content online. In response to a public interest litigation filed by Indian law student Shreya Singhal, the court made this landmark judgement calling the section “vague”, “broad” and “unconstitutional”. Since Tuesday's announcement, the news has trended nationally on Twitter, with more than 50,000 tweets bearing the hashtags #Sec66A and #66A.
Located in Internet Governance / Blog
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.
Located in Openness / Blog
Blog Entry Indian Netizens Criticize Online Censorship of ‘Jihadi’ Content
by Subhashish Panigrahi published Jan 06, 2015 last modified Feb 10, 2015 02:43 AM — filed under: , ,
The article on online censorship by Subhashish Panigrahi was published in Global Voices on January 6, 2015.
Located in Internet Governance / Blog