Celebrating Software Freedom Day 2015

Software Freedom Day (SFD) is an annual worldwide celebration of Free Software. SFD is a public education effort with the aim of increasing awareness of Free Software and its virtues, and encouraging its use. FSHMP (Free Software Hardware Movement, Puducherry) has been celebrating SFD for the past 4 years. As a continuum,  we are also celebrating SFD this year at “Venue to come here” on 20 SEPT 2015. The event will go on from 9 am to 5 pm throughout the day.

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Events Planned :
This year as a part of SFD, various stalls and talks have been planned. Most of the stalls will widely be taking about Various Free Software’s like LibreOffice, GIMP etc and Introducing the public about Free Software, Mass Surveillance  and Net Neutrality.
 
As a part of FSHMP activities, we have also experimented a bit on Mesh Networks (A better way of open internet). We have also planned to share our knowledge on the same. Apart from Mesh Network, we are also planning to share our knowledge and show a few other projects that we have been experimenting on.
Well too much technology and no fun is not good. So this year we also having a Gaming Contest to impress and show the amount of gaming that GNU/LINUX is having. Well what game? Well it’s “Open Arena”. Bring in your GNU/Linux powered laptops, and lets play. 
    
What more, that’s a lot. Apart from these told above, we will also be having various people from other Movement likes ours , FSFTN (Free Software Foundation, TamilNadu) etc, also sharing their knowledge.
Ok, this is all interesting, But I dont have an GNU/Linux powered laptop ? What to do? Bring your laptop, and we will help you unleash the beast.
Note : We are not a computer service center. We are set of students, professionals etc who are working our way to educate the common man about Free Software.

Software Freedom Day 2014

Software Freedom Day is an World-wide event where Free Software activists / enthusiasts all over the world will spread the word on Free Software to the Public by hosting public stalls and celebrations.

We are celebrating Software Freedom Day at Puducherry since 2011. We are happy to announce you that we are celebrating this year too.

Here is our Wiki page at Software Freedom Day website.
http://wiki.softwarefreedomday.org/2014/India/Puducherry/PuduvaiGLUG
Date – 21-09-2014

Venue – Petit Seminaire Higher Secondary School, M.G.Road, Puducherry.

Poster designing and stalls to be exhibited are in progress. We would be happy to know if you could join us, spread the word on Free Software and celebrate Software Freedom Day!

Tell us if you are interested to celebrate SFD with us.
https://docs.google.com/forms/d/1pHak6ZhfcpiVuavC5-v0HMSkMgQKLDzLFyyGxKYOqEU/

Putting it All-together – 02

Putting it All-together – 02

Interesting news, projects, events on GNU/Linux and Open Source / Free Software all together.

1. Two Day Workshop on Free Open Source Software (MIT, Anna University, Chennai)

2 day FOSS Workshop is to be conducted at Madras Institute of Technology, Anna University Campus, Chennai on August 24 & 25th. To know more details about the event and to download Registration form click here.

2. Software Freedom Day at Puducherry

If you have a Cup of tea and you share it with your friend it becomes half cup of tea, But if you have knowledge and share it with others it doubles and grows exponentially “.

Do you use VLC Media Player, Mozilla Firefox, GIMP, Audacity, Chromium or any other Free Software, ? Then why don’t you take a day to thank the community that develops these Software and letting anyone (even you) to see the code of the software, allows you to modify the code of the software, distribute to anyone. The Day is near-by. Yes, Every year on the Month of September 3rd Saturday falls the Software Freedom Day. This year it is on September 15, 2012. Last year we celebrated the day at MIT, Anna University Campus, Chennai with Indian Linux Users Group Chennai along with other Volunteers, Students, and corporate. This year we are planning to Organize here at Puducherry and open for Public. If you are a School or College Student / Working professional / An Entrepreneur / Wikipedia Contributor / Open Source Enthusiast / GNU/Linux user / Programmers then you are most welcome to put your stalls and show case the Open source / Free software tools that you use or love the most. 

Note:- If you are interested to put a Demo stall, kindly email at ” prasmailme @ gmail . com ” with the subject ” SFD 2012 “. More details like Venue, Time, Resources will be updated soon.

SFD 2011 :- https://puduvaiglug.wordpress.com/2011/09/30/minutes-of-software-freedom-day-2011/

3. The Power of GIMP [Video – 1 minute]

A Time-lapse video showcasing the latest version of GIMP

4. For Web Developers

Are you a Web Developer and looking for a Graph generating Infographic Javascript library to embed into your Web page? Take a look at Graph.js
Demo here:–  http://graphjs.com/

5. Python Programming – Send SMS from Python

Do you want to Send SMS to any mobiles in India using your Way2SMS.com account without going to the site? And that too from your GNU/Linux Operating system using Python? Or Are you looking for a code that sends SMS using Way2SMS.com to use in your project? Take a look at this Page

http://prasannavenkadesh.github.com/Py2SMS/

To See and download the code click on “View Project on Github ” at the right top of the page.

Thank you for spending your time here. Expecting Volunteers for Software Freedom Day. Don’t forget to Email at ” Prasmailme @ gmail . com “.