Centre for Internet & Society

Digitisation of O Bharat, a bilingual biweekly published in Goa from 1912 to 1949

by Subodh Kulkarni

The digitization project of O Bharat, a historic biweekly published between 1912 to 1949 in Goa was completed through collaboration of different organizations. The trustees of Bharatkar Hegde Desai Trust initiated the project in collaboration with Marathi department of Goa University, Bhakti Dnyan Marg Sanstha and Goa Central Library. The Centre for Internet and Society's Access to Knowledge Programme facilitated the project with technical and financial assistance. Two local students scanned 12000 pages in 8 days. The year wise volumes of O Bharat are now freely available on Wikimedia Commons in the form of archive.

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Digitisation of O Bharat, a bilingual biweekly published in Goa from 1912 to 1949

by Subodh Kulkarni

It all started like this. During the Wikimedia session at Goa University in October 2021, it was realised that there is very little documentation about the ‘Goa Liberation Struggle’ on Wikimedia projects. So, in the meeting Prof. Vinay Madgaonkar from the Marathi language department took the lead to develop a project around this theme.

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Call for Survey Responses: Security Perceptions of Open Source Software Among Practitioners

by Divyansha Sehgal

Most software projects today contain open source components. Some industry estimates put the number at 500+ OSS components per app. Centre for Internet and Society is studying the security impact of the widespread use of these (often under-maintained) projects.

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Gurshabad Grover nominated to join advisory group on open source software for ISO/IEC JTC 1

by Admin

Gurshabad Grover has been nominated through the Bureau of Indian Standards (BIS) to be a member of the Advisory Group AG) on Open Source Software for ISO/IEC JTC 1.

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React India 2019

by Admin

Bhuvana Meenakshi was a speaker at an International conference, 'React India 2019" which was the first beach conference and which was hosted at Goa on 26-28, September 2019.

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DevFest'19

by Admin

Bhuvana Meenakshi was a speaker at the event organised by Google Developers Groups at Coimbatore on September 14, 2019.

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FOSSCON India 2019

by Admin

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.

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India’s top science institution is trying hard to fix its “manel” problem

by Admin

B Chagun Basha is a science, technology and innovation policy fellow at Bengaluru’s Indian Institute of Science’s (IISc) Centre for Policy Research established by the department of science & technology (DST-CPR).

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Learning and Understanding the Frameworks of Rights at Work

by Admin

On July 13, 2019, Torsha and Mira attended the 'Learning and understanding the frameworks of rights at work' workshop held by Kai Hsin Hung at IT For change in Bangalore.

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Mozilla is funding a way to support Julia in Firefox

by Catalin Cimpanu

Mozilla is funding a project for bringing the Julia programming language to Firefox and the general browser environment.

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