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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.
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Blog Entry (Lack of) Representation of Non-Western World in Process of Creation of Web Standards
by Harsh Gupta published Oct 20, 2016 — filed under: , , , ,
World Wide Consortium (W3C) as a standard setting organization for the World Wide Web plays a very important role in shaping the web. We focus on the ongoing controversy related to Encrypted Media Extensions (EME) and found that there was a serious lack of participation from people from non-western countries. We also found serious lack of gender diversity in the EME debate.
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OpenData Week in Madrid - OD4D Summit, Open Data Charter Meetings, and IODC16
by Prasad Krishna published Oct 16, 2016 — filed under: ,
Sumandro Chattopadhyay took part in three open data events in Madrid in the first week of October 2016.
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Blog Entry Why Open Access Has To Look Up For Academic Publishing To Look Up
by Anubha Sinha published Oct 12, 2016 — filed under: ,
In an important development, the US Federal Trade Commission has filed a complaint against the India-based OMICS group for harassing authors to publish in its journals.
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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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Indian language localization community meets in New Delhi
by Prasad Krishna published Oct 03, 2016 — filed under: , ,
Localization is one of the less glamorous aspects of computing. Despite the fact that less than 6% of the world speaks English, a majority of projects don't feel inclined to accommodate the rest of the population. One of the primary reasons for sticking to English is the steep learning curve and the lack of standardization in various aspects of the localization process.
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Fuel Gilt Conference 2016
by Prasad Krishna published Sep 25, 2016 — filed under: , ,
Fuel Gilt Conference 2016 was organized by the Fuel Project is being held in New Delhi on September 24 and 25, 2016. This is the fourth conference in series. Subhashish Panigrahi made a presentation at this event.
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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 ସଫ୍ଟଓଏର ସ୍ୱାଧୀନତା ଦିବସ: ଆମ ହାତେ ଆମ କୋଡ଼ ଲେଖିବା
by Subhashish Panigrahi published Sep 18, 2016 — filed under: , ,
Software Freedom Day (SFD), which celebrates the use of free and open software, was celebrated in many cities today. The piece sheds light on the philosophy of software freedom, and how free and open source software is making a significant social change. I have also shared how anyone can contribute to the FOSS movement in different ways and celebrate SFD.
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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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