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Software Freedom Workshop 2012
FSMWB jointly with Linux Users' Group Kolkata and School of Mobile Computing and Communication will organise a workshop on Software Freedom Day on 14th September 2012 at 2:00 pm at Jadavpur University main campus.
|Inauguration||Ashok Thakur||President, FSMWB||14:00 - 14:10 hrs|
|Free Software and Freedom||P. K. Das||FSMWB||14:10 - 14:40 hrs|
|GNU/Linux Basics||A Mani||Calcutta University||14:40 - 15:25 hrs|
|GNU/Debugger (GDB) and Related Tools||Mandar Mitra||I.S.I. Kolkata||15:25 - 16:25 hrs|
|Ankur and Localisation-1||Tirtha Chatterjee||KDE Developer||16:25 - 17:00 hrs|
|HIGH TEA||17:00 - 17:25 hrs|
|Ankur and Localisation-2||Tirtha Chatterjee||KDE Developer||17:25 - 17:55 hrs|
|GNU/Haskell and Related Packaging||Lakshmi Narasimhan||Fedora Project||18:00 - 19:00 hrs|
|JAVA Frameworks||J.P. Mathews and Team||DPS, India||19:00 - 19:30 hrs|
|Concluding Remarks||TBA||TBA||19:30 - 19:35 hrs|
It is necessary for all intending participants to pre-register. For pre-registration, please send an email to FSMWB (freesoftwaremanchawb AT gmail.com ) along with the following details (in the same order): Name, Occupation, Academic Qualification, Age, Email, Mobile, Address, Exposure to FOSS and Remarks. Certificates of participation will be issued to all participants.
The program poster is here
FSMWB Howrah District Conferencehere
First State Conference on Free Software Movement
Key Note Address by Dr. Nagarjuna
Dr. Nagarjuna delivered the keynote address - "Free Software as a Social Movement". His slide presentation is available here - FSM-30th-Jan-Nagarjuna-Prez.pdf.
He also left with us a copy (with permission to re-print and re-distribute) of his essay "Clearing the roadblocks to Create a Free Digital Society", which is essentially the gist of his talk. The essay can be downloaded from here Nagarjuna-roadblocks.pdf
Free Software in e.Governance from Amtron
Mr. Anupam Barman, System Consultant, Amtron, Govt of Assam spoke at length on the FOSS activities initiated at Amtron. He emphasized how FOSS was helping Assam Govt to deliver better services. His slides are available here in PDF Leveraging_Free_Open_Source_in_eGovernance-Amtron.pdf format.
Free Software and Sovereignty : Kiran Chandra
Application Development with Free Software : Pradeepto Bhattacharya (KDE)
Discussion Session Reports
Details coming shortly
Combined e-Gov and Application Development SessionBoss-bangla-ed.pdf and here E-Governance-and-foss-cdac.pdf.
FSMWB organised a 2-Day State Level Workshop on Free Software Applications at the School of Mobile Computing & Communication (SMCC), Jadavpur University, Salt Lake Campus.
The program schedule is here
The Paschim Banga Vigyan Mancha and the Free Software Movement West Bengal Work Group jointly organised the 1st State Conference on Free Software Movement. The conference was held at the Rajabazar Science College, 92 APC Road, Kolkata – 700009 during 31 & 31 January 2010. For details, please click here
- [Organizing Committee Meeting on 19th Jan]