Archive for October, 2009




FOSS.IN is one of the world’s largest Free and Open Source Software (FOSS) events, held annually in India. FOSS.IN/2009 is scheduled on Dec 1-5,2009 at NIMHANS Convention Center, Bangalore.The event is highly focussed on FOSS development and contribution. Over the years, it has attracted thousands of participants, and the past speakers reads like a “Who’s Who” of FOSS contributors from across the world.

FOSS.IN run by all India Linux User group volunteers and the event co-ordinated by Atul Chitnis. You can find almost all contributors of FOSS.Call for speaker’s registration is ready. Delegate registration is not yet open. will keep you update on that.

Come and join with us for the great FOSS event and have fun 😦 see you there

“FOSS for common man, Linux for Human Beings”


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TamilNadu Science City, Chennai arranged for a expo to Goverment Hr. Sec School students to get know about Linux OS and educational software’s.The event was started with Tamil thaai vazhthu and followed by Dr.P.IyamPerumal,Vice Chairmen,Science City,Chennai inagrated the  event and he explained the importance of the FOSS in education and followed by Mr.Shriramadass, NRCFOSS-Associate talked about FOSS and its important in education.

Around 60 students were attended the event from Chennai corporation and Govt. Hr. Sec. Schools. we have grouped the students and in each group 5 students with one laptop running on Debian, Ubuntu and Fedora Linux OS’s per group with educational softwares pre-installed in it.

The following topics were covered during the demo sessions

The students actively learned as much as possible and asked more doubts. We explained well about all the software’s with hands on demo. They observed well.

we have prepared hard copy of the documents related to educational software’s were distributed to the teachers of the Govt Hr. Sec. Schools along with Ubuntu-9.04 DVD

Finally we asked few questions from the demo sessions and gave them Ubuntu pens who ever answered correctly and also we asked the students to give summary  talk about the session, a student named Selvi.Gulori from Velachery govt Hr. Sec School won the Kattatra menporul Book Translated by  Shriramadass.
Event was inaugurated by Prof Devadoss, Chairman, Tamilnadu
Astronomy Society and Dr Iemperumal, Vice Chairman, Science City.

The event was coordinated by

Thanks To:
Dr Ananta Krishanan for granting permission.
Hema, Science City, for helping in organizing.
Sowmiya and Rajesh for providing 2 laptops.
Raman and Thyagu for the ideas and advices.

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