Celebration of software freedom

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Celebration of software freedom
Express News Service First Published : 03 Nov 2008 KOCHI:

IT’S going to be the biggest celebration of software freedom in the state. In an effort to spread awareness about free software and related issues the Cochin University of Science and Technology, IT@School Project of the Government of Kerala, Appropriate Technology Promotion Society Ernakulam and Open Software Solutions Industrial Co-operative Society Ltd, Kochi are together organising a `National Conference on Free Software’ on the Cusat campus on November 15 and 16.

The seminar, with the motto `Free Software, Free Knowledge and Free Humanity’ will be inaugurated by Chief Minister V S Achuthanandan.

A series of initiatives including workshops, seminars on various topics and exhibitions will be held during the national conference. The workshops, mainly concentrating on Linux installation, local language computing, statistical analysis tools, open ERP and GNU/Linux servers, are being organised by IT experts Navaneeth, Srikrishnan Sundarajan and P Somanathan.

Teachers, IT students, software developers, service providers, users, industries, free launch professionals and educational institutions are expected to take part in these workshops.