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Blog Entry Patterns of Gender Aggression and Harassment in Open Tech and Open Culture Communities Online
by Rohini Lakshané published Apr 13, 2015 last modified Jun 01, 2015 02:13 AM — filed under: , , ,
Report on the talk delivered by me at Adacamp held in Montreal, Canada on April 13-14, 2015.
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NASA International Open Data Challenge 2015
by Sharath Chandra Ram published Apr 10, 2015 last modified Apr 27, 2015 01:08 AM — filed under: , , ,
As part of the initial NASA Open Government 2.0 plan, the NASA International Open Data challenge brings together the FOSS community, citizen scientists, open data practitioners , open hardware enthusiasts and students for collaborative problem solving with the goal of producing relevant open-source solutions to address global needs applicable to both life on Earth and life in Space.
Located in Openness / Events
Odia waits for Google Translate debut - Nine Indian languages available
by Prasad Krishna published Apr 06, 2015 last modified May 08, 2015 01:27 AM — filed under: , , ,
Odia getting the "classical" status last year was certainly a proud moment for the people of the state, but, it is yet to feature among the languages available in Google's popular translation service.
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Blog Entry 2nd National Language Conference, Bhubaneswar
by Subhashish Panigrahi published Mar 30, 2015 last modified Apr 10, 2015 03:23 PM — filed under: , , ,
Institute of Odia Studies and Research organised 2nd National Language Conference beginning on Monday, March 30, 2015 and ending on April 2, 2015 at the Institute of Physics, Bhubaneswar. This conference was organised in collaboration with the Department of Tourism and Culture. I presented a paper in Odia language in this conference as part of a panel discussion related to Odia language computing.
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Bangla Wiki turns 10
by Prasad Krishna published Mar 29, 2015 last modified Apr 04, 2015 04:10 PM — filed under: , , ,
The 10th anniversary of Bengali Wikipedia was marked with a a gathering of Wikipedians of vernacular languages from across the country and beyond at Jadavpur University. Bengali is one of 20 Indian languages to have a Wikipedia presence. The event also celebrated 14 years of the mother edition in English of the open-access, crowd-sourced online encyclopaedia.
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India backs open source software for e-governance projects
by Prasad Krishna published Mar 29, 2015 last modified Apr 04, 2015 04:00 PM — filed under: ,
India has said it will use open source software in all e-governance projects, though it did not rule out the use of proprietary software to meet specialized requirements.
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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".
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GoI body National Mission for Manuscripts has digitised 3 million manuscripts
by Prasad Krishna published Mar 13, 2015 last modified Apr 05, 2015 03:20 AM — filed under: , ,
Twelve-year-old government body National Mission for Manuscripts (NMM) has digitised over thirty lakh manuscripts and 185,88,390 pages in all as of 31 December 2014, Mahesh Sharma, Union Minister of State for Culture, Tourism & Civil Aviation said in the Rajya Sabha this week. He added that the National Archives of India (NAI) is set to digitise another 1,100,000 historic records. The government has spent over Rs 25 lakhs on digitisation as of January 2015 as compared to ~ Rs 36 lakhs in 2012-13.
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Right to Education and the Future of Our Languages
by Prasad Krishna published Mar 12, 2015 last modified May 27, 2015 02:00 PM — filed under: ,
The Department of Linguistics, University of Mumbai and Dr. Rakhmabai Educational Resource and Research Centre in association with ICSSR (WRC) organized a National Symposium on Right to Education and the Future of Our Languages at Pherozeshah Mehta Bhavan from March 9 to 11, 2015. Tanveer Hasan was a speaker.
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More articles for Tulu Wikipedia
by Prasad Krishna published Mar 10, 2015 last modified Apr 05, 2015 04:33 AM — filed under: , , , ,
In all, 100 more articles will be uploaded to the Tulu Wikipedia by teachers and students in Udupi shortly, according to Janaki M. Brahmavara, president, Karnataka Tulu Sahitya Academy.
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