Indian Linux Users Group, Chennai is my homeland. The monthly meetings always give great ideas and thoughts. Most of my project ideas are being initiated here. Kaniyam.com and FreeTamilEbooks.com are childs of the thoughts discussed here.
We meet, every month, second saturday at IIT Madras – 3-6 pm. Last saturday, we had a meet. Here are the notes.
Joshua explained about Yocta project. This is used to build tiny GNU/Linux distributions with only the minimal required tools and libraries. We can create many recipies and use them to design our own OS.
He explained the build tool bitbake and demonstrated the processes.
Few links to know more about it.
Khaleel explained about OpenStreetMaps.org . He demonstrated how to add new roads, Point of interests and how to edit other’s works. He explained how the project started, why it exists and why it is important to contribute for it.
We can add missing details about the streetname and POI for chennai.
Use these applications to contribute using mobile.
2. OSM contributor
Using the app, “StreetComplete” we can add missing street names easily.
We can plan for an online or offline mapathon event to learn OSM
contribution someday this month.
I distributed few old “Linux for you” books to the participants.
After the talk, few of us went to gurunath restaurant. Discussed about bitcoin, blockchain, chennai colleges, having hackathon and trainings etc. Baskar selvaraj requested to have more offline events like we were doing few years ago. Remembered contributions of our long time members like KG, Raaman, Bharathi etc. He shared all the fun happening at colleges on the events he conducts. It will be really great if we start more events. Let us plan them and start as soon as possible.
Thanks for all participants and speakers.
Here are few photos