We just received this email, from an engineering college deep in the hinterland of Punjab. From SLIET in Longowal, which is about 350 Km away from the JNU venue of freed.in. Students from the recently-formed Linux Users Group at SLIET are enthusiastic to volunteer, participate, and present a talk at freed.in. They are also spreading […]
We have some good news, and some bad news for you about Freed.in 2009. The good news is that the third Freed.in will be held as scheduled on Feb. 20th, and 21st, at the Jawaharlal Nehru University (JNU) in Delhi. Please see the revised call for papers here, noting in particular that the new deadline […]
Pssstt! Someone’s saying there may just be a fantastic talk at freed.in on how to set up grid computing in your college or your own backyard. Apparently, a handful of colleges have already set up such computers in their labs using 100% FOSS, leading us all to an overwhelming question: What would you call a […]
MIT demands USD 75,000 from a student to allow him to use his own research, after the university acquires a patent on his research. This, according to industry news referred to in a post on slashdot. You may read it here.
Elsewhere, the New York Times carries a similar story, with added reference into how the […]
Eight Days A Week I Love FOSS.
We’ve been doing things behind your back. Every Friday. Over steaming cups of coffee when we’re lucky, or, like today, over ice-cold and hyper-salty pakoras. We braved delhi’s chilling cold, haze, and imminent fog to descend at our meeting room. On the agenda: Getting There Together, in just […]
Between the energetic Bhangra dhols and drums across the northern plains of India, listen! You may just hear a faint buzz growing each day. Yes! That’s freed.in/2009.
The Acharya Narendra Dev College (http://www.andcollege.du.ac.in)
is busy drafting its paper-submission on grid-computing. Concurrently, Dr. Savithri Singh, the Principal of the college, and the founder and promoter of the India […]
What cannot be achieved in one lifetime will happen when one lifetime is joined to another — Harold Kushner
Freed.in, the annual event of the Indian Linux Users Group, Delhi (ILUG-D) has now gone through a couple of iterations, and some major changes from what used to be an event focused entirely on software practitioners. The […]