Though there was a sudden change in the meeting place,
we had a meeting with 9 members last saturday.
Baskar explained his freedom toaster project.
It is to setup a kiosk machine with all GNU/Linux distribution iso.
Anyone can select any os and burn it in a cd/dvd.
He demonstrated the software and a dvd burning.
Atul Jha, explained the basics of openstack.
discussed about its Histrory, components, how to contribute etc.
Thanks for all the speakers and participants.
Just now knew that the IITM team is on vacation.
There is no one now to give the keys for the rooms.
Thanks for FSFTN for providing their office for our meeting.
Please note down the below address for tomorrow’s meeting:
Free Software Foundation TamilNadu.
36(old no. 24) Thanikachalam Road,
Flat No. 2, First Floor,
Silver Park appartments,
For further details about the meeting:
Arun Prakash – 94 88 000 707 / 90 80 90 33 02
Welkin – 996 22 400 50
Shrinivasan – 98 41 79 54 68
ILUGC Monthly Meet (May 11 2013 )
After many months of constant development, the Debian project is proud to present its new stable version 7.0 (code name “Wheezy”). This new version of Debian includes various interesting features such as multiarch support, several specific tools to deploy private clouds, an improved installer, and a complete set of multimedia codecs and front-ends which remove the need for third-party repositories.
Multiarch support, one of the main release goals for “Wheezy”, will allow Debian users to install packages from multiple architectures on the same machine. This means that you can now, for the first time, install both 32- and 64-bit software on the same machine and have all the relevant dependencies correctly resolved, automatically.
The installation process has been greatly improved: Debian can now be installed using software speech, above all by visually impaired people who do not use a Braille device. Thanks to the combined efforts of a huge number of translators, the installation system is available in 73 languages, and more than a dozen of them are available for speech synthesis too.
In addition, for the first time, Debian supports installation and booting using UEFI for new 64-bit PCs (amd64), although there is no support for “Secure Boot” yet.
read more at http://www.debian.org/News/2013/20130504
Download your copy at http://www.debian.org/releases/stable/
Release notes: http://www.debian.org/releases/stable/releasenotes
Bannari amman institute of technology, erode is working on migrating to GNU/Linux completely.
On this progress, they are looking for a training on using LibreOffice applications.
Indepth training on Writer layout techniques, spreadsheet formula graph, presentation animations, macros are needed.
If anyone interested in training, reply me at tshrinivasan AT gmail DOT com
IndiChix team is having an IRC meeting on Monday 29 April at 9pm IST to discuss how we can promote FOSS among women in India. We will be meeting at channel #wfs-india at irc.freenode.net
This is a first meeting among people who feel the need to have a community for women in FOSS in India to help each other, connect with each other and address common issues faced by us.
Although, no strict agenda has been fixed, a few topics which might be raised at the meeting are -
- why and if at all do we need a group to promote FOSS among women in India – how we can improve networking among women in software in India – how we can unite to address common issues faced by women in technology in India
- how we can help each other to build skills, expertise and grow professionally and personally
- if we can organize an event (something on the line of adacamp – (I really love the idea)) in India.
- anything that you wish to bring up to help the cause.
Please join in if you are interested.
For further info:
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