Software Freedom Day 2018 Chennai – Minutes

 
Our friends in Free Software Foundation TamilNadu organized Softwre Freedom day 2018 in Chennai. I participated and put a stall for Kaniyam Foundation and its activities. I explained on kaniyam.com, FreeTamilEbooks.com, Tamil TTS, Ezhil Language, Open-Tamil library etc.

There were around 20 stalls. From Free Software Philosophies, Wikisource, Wikipedia, Privacy, Machine learning, Self hosting, Libreoffice, Olipedia, Libre Library, Games, GIMP, Inkscape, Stelleriam, RISC V, Blue DOT movement, Tamil Computing, OpenStreetMap etc

 

The stalls are so much informative. The volunteers explained the concepts well. We got around 70 visitors from various backgrounds. They asked many questions and got more information.

We had a QA session before lunch with the volunteers and participants. I answered few questions on Opportunities of contribution for non-programmers. explained about Creative Commons license and how any creator/artist/photographer/musician can contribute to the open world.

Had deep conversations on few new friends on Job opportunities, On creating a social movement on leaving space for ambulances on roads, with a blue light and alert from a traffic police, on contributing to various tamil computing projects etc.

In the evening, got an opportunity to give a talk to the team on the stage. Shared few experiences on mailings lists, how the tamil computing efforts are started and running etc.

It was so enthusing to see the youngsters are working hard to promote the Free Software in all the ways they can. tons of thanks for the Volunteers, Organizing Team, and participants for making the event fruitful to all.

My clicks are here – https://www.flickr.com/photos/ilugc/albums/72157701670407295

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