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Blog Entry Dataset: Patent Landscape of Mobile Device Technologies in India
by Rohini Lakshané published Apr 02, 2016 last modified May 03, 2016 08:06 PM — filed under: , ,
Patent landscape of mobile technology patents and patent applications held by 50 companies operating in India. Licensed CC-BY-SA 4.0.
Located in Access to Knowledge / Blogs
Blog Entry CIS - A2K Work Plan: July 2016 - June 2017
by Sunil Abraham published Apr 02, 2016 last modified Apr 29, 2016 09:36 AM — filed under: , , , ,
One of the key mandates of the Access to Knowledge (A2K) program at the Centre for Internet and Society (CIS) is to work towards catalyzing the growth of the free and open knowledge movement in Indic languages. CIS has been a steward of the Wikimedia movement in India since December 2008. Since September 2012, we at CIS-A2K, have been actively involved in growing the movement in India through (i) a grant received from the Wikimedia Foundation (WMF) for the period September 2012 - June 2014, (ii) the FDC Grant received for the period July 2014 - June 2015 and (iii) the FDC Grant received for the period July 2015 - June 2016. Based on the productive experience of working with various Indic Wikimedia communities, CIS-A2K has developed this work plan for July 2016 to June 2017.
Located in Access to Knowledge / Blogs
Blog Entry Consultation on 'National Geospatial Policy' - Notes and Submission
by Anubha Sinha published Mar 29, 2016 last modified Mar 29, 2016 05:03 PM — filed under: , , , , ,
The Department of Science and Technology, Government of India, has constituted a National Expert Committee for developing a draft National Geospatial Policy (NGP) to provide appropriate guidelines for collection, analysis, use, and distribution of geospatial information across India, and to assure data availability, accessibility and quality. A pre-drafting consultation meeting for the NGP was organised in Delhi on February 03, 2016. Ms. Anubha Sinha represented CIS at the meeting, and shares her notes.
Located in Openness
Blog Entry The Supreme Court Delivers
by Shyam Ponappa published Oct 22, 2012 last modified Dec 21, 2012 09:57 AM — filed under: ,
Now, the spectrum and licence issues need resolution. On September 27, 2012, the Supreme Court of India delivered the opinion of a bench comprising five Judges on the Presidential Reference regarding the auction of 2G spectrum.
Located in Telecom / Blog
Blog Entry Studying Internet in India: Selected Abstracts
by Sumandro Chattapadhyay published May 10, 2015 last modified Aug 28, 2015 06:53 AM — filed under: , , ,
We received thirty five engaging abstracts in response to the call for essays on 'Studying Internet in India.' Here are the ten selected abstracts. The final essays will be published from June onwards.
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Blog Entry From Taboo to Beautiful - Menstrupedia
by Denisse Albornoz published Apr 30, 2014 last modified Oct 24, 2015 02:25 PM — filed under: , , , ,
On this post, we take a look at 'menstrual activism' -a movement that despite its trajectory in feminism, remains unnoticed in most accounts of traditional and digital activism. We interview Tuhin Paul, the artist and storyteller behind Menstrupedia, an India-based social venture creating comics to shatter the myths and misunderstandings surrounding menstruation around the world.
Located in Digital Natives / Making Change
Blog Entry The Right of Persons with Disabilities Bill 2013 and the Lack of Access to Accessibility Rights
by Amba Salelkar published Jan 31, 2014 last modified Feb 03, 2014 02:21 AM — filed under: ,
The Rights of Persons with Disabilities Bill, 2013 (The RPD Bill) went through three avatars since its commissioning in 2009 under the Sudha Kaul Committee. This blog post brings you a summary of the three stages since it was initially commissioned.
Located in Accessibility / Blog
Blog Entry Wikisource Handbook for Indian Communities
by Bodhisattwa Mandal and Ananth Subray P. V. published Sep 19, 2018 — filed under: , , , , ,
Wikisource is one of the trending Wikimedia projects. Many new editors and new books to Indic language Wikisource's get added over a period of time. However, new editors as well as existing editors face numerous problems while working with the content online. The Centre for Internet & Society's Access to Knowledge (CIS-A2K) team, to help the editors, has created this Handbook. CIS invites feedback to the first draft of this Handbook. CIS-A2K will continue to work with the Wikipedia communities to improve their efforts towards developing Wikisource.
Located in Access to Knowledge / Blogs
Blog Entry Statement on Serious Allegations against CIS Members and the CIS Workplace on Social Media
by Sunil Abraham published Nov 24, 2018 last modified Nov 24, 2018 08:55 AM — filed under: , ,
In light of serious allegations raised on social media about CIS members and workplace, we wish to provide a detailed update at this stage.
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Blog Entry Silicon Plateau: Volume Two
by Puthiya Purayil Sneha published Dec 19, 2018 last modified Mar 13, 2019 01:01 AM — filed under: , , , , ,
Silicon Plateau is an art project and publishing series that explores the intersection of technology, culture and society in the Indian city of Bangalore. Each volume of the series is a themed repository for research, artworks, essays and interviews that observe the ways technology permeates the urban environment and the lives of its inhabitants. This project is an attempt at creating collaborative research into art and technology, beginning by inviting an interdisciplinary group of contributors (from artists, designers and writers, to researchers, anthropologists and entrepreneurs) to participate in the making of each volume.
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