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FSUG Thrissur Inauguration was completed

Day before yesterday was FSUG Thrissur inauguration. I am sad to say that I was not there because of my stupid university exams. I reached at the end around 5.30pm for the eating ceremony. Here are some of the reports that can be checked

Pramode Sir’s blog

Aswin’s blog

Jain’s blog


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a window to freedom-on dec 4th

Hi all 🙂

Welcome to the inauguration of Free Software User Group, Thrissur. This will be held on 4th December 2008.

More details can be found on the FSUG Thrissur wiki page. As a member of FSUG Thrissur, I am unhappy to sat that I wont be there to attend the inauguration. I am having my university lab exams. But I will reach at the end of the event.

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Mangalam newspaper report on NFSC 2008

മൈക്രോ സോഫ്റ്റ് സാന്നിധ്യത്തിനെതിരേ പ്രതികരിച്ചവരെ പുറത്താക്കി

                          സ്വതന്ത്ര സോഫ്റ്റ് വെയര്‍ സമ്മേളനത്തെകുറിച്ച് മംഗളം പത്രം (17 നവംബര്‍ 2008)


മംഗളം പത്രം (17 നവംബര് 2008)

മംഗളം പത്രം (17 നവംബര് 2008)


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Last 15th (Saturday) & 16 (Sunday) were unforgettable days for me. Because these were the days I went to attend the National Free Software conference at CUSAT Campus, Kochi. Actually the first free software conference that I attended. The unforgettable thing was the Protest against ‘Platinum Sponsor’ :- The notorious Novell.

See these 



“If the Microsoft corporation, whether it wishes to be part of this ecology in a genuine and sincere sense or not, if it succeeds in getting one distribution to pay royalties for the distribution of free software, other distributions will do so. They will have to. That will then succeed in marching the commercial sector away from the noncommercial sector, and Microsoft then will be able to use its patents to sue to block the development of software in the noncommercial sector without the fear of suing its own customers, which is the force that now constrains them from misbehavior with their patent portfolio.”

Eben Moglen, Software Freedom Law Center



“Our partnership with Microsoft continues to expand.”

–Ron Hovsepian, Novell CEO

The Charge Sheet

➔ Novell helps Microsoft more than it helps GNU/Linux ]

➔ Novell Still Insults Competing GNU/Linux Distributions and Sun’s

➔ “Novell and Microsoft’s software patent agreement betrays the rest of the Free Software community, including the very people who wrote Novell’s own system, for Novell’s sole financial benefit.

➔ Novell Helps Microsoft’s Fight Against Ajax, Web Standards, SVG by supporting Silverlight & implimenting its GNU/Linux Version

➔ Novell supports Notorious proprietary Standard OOXML

➔ Novell Pushing Microsoft’s Patents to GNU/Linux & Cheating Free Software Community

➔ Novell is the biggest Promoter of Mono in Free Software Development


I had a great experience with Anivar Aravind on the second day. Anyway I donot have to describe much about this because you can find a lot from these post.

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First meeting of FSUG Thrissur

Today we had the first meeting of FSUG thrissur.

There were 9 members.
We all met on P G Center at 5.30 pm

2 were students from GEC
Pramode sir
Ranjith sir
Suresh ചേട്ടന്‍‍
One lady lecturer of Govt. Diploma
Two guys. Name’s I dont remember.

Also these meeting will be on every friday 5.30 pm at P G Center.

One of the thing that I noticed was that there was a lady member. Its actually women power in FOSS. We had a general discussion on the inauguration.

These were some points discussed

>Inauguration on 4th December at Sahithya academy

>1 day complete event

>To release a tutorial CD (video) on how to install GNU/linux and also some basic operations

>Poster and broucher

>Also to distribute UBUNTU DVD I think still some points are missing. I hope some one will post more  on  the mailing list.

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National Conference On Free Software, Kochi India

Software . Free Knowledge . Free Humanity


15th & 16th NOVEMBER, 2008


National Conference On Free Software 2008
is being organized in Cochin Kerala (India) on 15 and 16 November 2008.
Last years event was held in Hyderabad .Perhaps we should remedy this time around, I request
readers to please spread the word about the conference widely.

The event is organised by Appropriate Technology Promotion Society(ATPS) , CUSAT, Government of Kerala’s IT@School project and Open Software Solutions Industrial Cooperative Society Limited (OSS ICS)

If you like to attend National Conference on Free Software please register as a delegate online.

I think this is my first seminar I an going to attend.

My exams will start on this thursday starting with Economics. Time to study 😦

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BeagleBoard @ Pramode Sir’s blog

Wow I was shocked seeing the post of pramode sir’s BeagleBoard Experiments.

Actually I was in search of the board. Soon i have to visit him to see the board.

Please follow the link to get more details

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