ILUGC – Minutes of Meeting – March 2011

March Month ILUGC Meet, was a good meet with 20 participants.

Vijay explained about the progress of LAB Manual preparation for Anna university students.
He demonstrated asciidoc and dia for preparing the manual.
He coveted asciidoc formatted text into fine PDF file.

explored the continuity, a library to provide statefullness to web applications using perl.
He demonstrated developing web applications similar to desktop/cli applications.
A Simple chat application is explained.

link :

Raju from Third Eye Technology Volunteers Group, explained their activities
to provide technical assistance to the blind people.

They build applications using Free Open Source Tools for the blind people.

Some of the applications are

  • Screen Reader in English and Tamil
  • OCR in Tamil
  • OCR in Mobile phones
  • Barcode Reader for Mobile
  • Currency Identifier for Mobile
  • Text to Speech in Tamil and Kannada

All the projects are done by college students and open source contributors.
Check their site for more details.

They need more contributions.
Please join with them to help the blind people.

Our FOSS Hero Baskar selvaraj, explained about his activities of Setting up FOSS LAB in colleges.
Please contact him if you need to setup a FOSS LAB in your college or Office.

Kumaran, released his own distro, a fedora spin, KumOS.
He demonstrated the distro.

Here are the snaps.

Thanks for all the participants.


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