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Blog Entry 'We Need to Proactively Ensure that People Can't File Patents Representative of the Creativity of a FOSS Community'
by Rohini Lakshané published Aug 23, 2015 last modified Sep 27, 2015 11:51 AM — filed under: , , , ,
Rohini Lakshané attended “Open Innovation, Entrepreneurship, and Our Digital Culture” in Bangalore on August 13, 2015. Major takeaways from the event are documented in this post.
Located in Access to Knowledge / Blogs
Connecting the Next Two Billion: The Role of FOSS
by Prasad Krishna published Aug 04, 2014 last modified Sep 10, 2014 05:04 AM — filed under: , ,
Sunil Abraham was a speaker at this event organized by ICFOSS at the APrIGF in Noida on August 4, 2014.
Located in Openness / News & Media
Blog Entry Economic, Social and Cultural Rights in India: Opportunities for Advocacy in Intellectual Property
by Sunil Abraham and Vidushi Marda published Apr 23, 2017 — filed under: , , ,
Centre for Internet & Society worked on a three part case study. The first case study on digital protection of traditional knowledge was published by GIS Watch in December 2016. The other two case studies along with the synthesis overview has also been published.
Located in Openness
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
Blog Entry FOSS for Public Use: Free and Open Source Software for Digital India
by Anubha Sinha published May 29, 2015 last modified Jun 18, 2016 06:20 PM — filed under: ,
I attended a round-table meeting on May 29, 2015 at the India Habitat Centre, New Delhi. The meeting was organized by SFLC in collaboration with the International Centre for Free and Open Source Software, and the Centre for Internet & Society.
Located in Openness / Blog
FOSS: Smart Choice for Developing Countries
by Prasad Krishna published Oct 21, 2013 — filed under: , ,
This workshop is being organised by TechNation and Open Source Alliance of Central Asia on October 23. Sunil Abraham is participating as a panelist and will speak on FOSS and IT Growth Policies in South Asia.
Located in News & Media
FOSSCON India 2019
by Admin published Sep 25, 2019 last modified Sep 25, 2019 10:59 PM — filed under: ,
Bhuvana Meenakshi gave a talk on "The revolution of WebXR" at FOSSCON India 2019 organized by KLS Gogte Institute of Technology in Belgaum from August 29 - 31, 2019, where she discussed about the tools used for development and demos.
Located in Openness / News & Media
Free and Open Source Software and Standards for Public Health Information Systems in India: “Making them Work” by Bridging the Policy Practice Gap
by Prasad Krishna published Feb 27, 2017 — filed under: ,
Anubha Sinha spoke at the ORF Health Policy Workshop on the panel: The policy landscape in India with respect FOSS software and standards in the public sector more generally. The event was organized by Observer Research Foundation in New Delhi on February 27 and 28, 2017 in New Delhi.
Located in Openness / News & Media
Blog Entry Guidelines for Examination of Computer Related Inventions in abeyance
by Anubha Sinha published Dec 21, 2015 last modified Dec 23, 2015 10:06 AM — filed under: , , ,
The CRI Guidelines were heavily criticised for their failure to address the ambiguities created by Section 3(k) and for expanding the scope of software patent eligibile subject-matter, inter alia. Following several representations and submissions by interested stakeholders, the Controller General has moved the Guidelines into abeyance, until discussions with stakeholders are complete and contentious issues are resolved, and is a welcome step.
Located in Access to Knowledge / Blogs
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