Indian Linux Users Group Chennai – Oct 2018 Meet – Oct 13 – 3-6 pm – IITM

Hello all,

Indian Linux Users Group, Chennai [ ILUGC ] is spreading awareness on Free/Open Source Software (F/OSS) in Chennai since January 1998.

We usually meet on the second Saturday of every month, and for the
month of October we shall meet on Saturday, October 13, 2018 at 1500 IST.

Venue: Classroom No 1,
Aerospace Engineering,
Near Gajendra Circle,
IIT Madras.
Link for the Map:

Talk Details:

Topic 1:

Topic : Changing laptop background based on battery status!!!

Description :
I fiddled around with my laptop to try and make the desktop background change based on battery status. The task was deceptively difficult, and is an interesting story to share.

Duation : 20 minutes

About Speaker : I’m Raghuram, a fresh graduate from IIT Guwahati. I
love linux (arch), raspberry pi and python.

Topic 2 :

Topic : “Machine Learning in a nutshell”

Description : Machine Learning Fundamentals, Data Science approach to a problem, Model Building, Model Validation and Data visualisation.

Duration : 45 – 60 min

Speaker : Lakshmikanth Rajamani, Machine Learning Engineer at Tata
Consultancy Services, Chennai

Topic 3 :

Topic: Code Swaraj: Open Source, Open Content

Description: Carl Malamud, from USA, will describe his efforts to make public information public in the United States and in India. Universal access to human knowledge is the great promise of our generation, but
knowledge has increasingly become colonized, cordoned off behind
paywalls, hidden by corporations and governments. Carl will describe
some of his efforts to make government databases and other public
content available, including the current Public Interest Litigation to
make Indian Standards available to all. Carl is the author of 9 books
including most recently “Code Swaraj,” co-authored with Sam Pitroda.
He is the recipient of the Pioneer Award from the Electronic Frontier

Duration: 30 Minutes


1. The Wire, Who May Swim in the Ocean of Knowledge:
2. National Herald, A unique and unlikely ‘satyagraha’ by an American
to free ‘knowledge’ ,
3. Malamud and Pitroda, Code Swaraj,
4. The Hind Swaraj Collection,

About Carl :

After reading Malamud’s call for action, Internet’s Own Boy Aaron
Swartz worked on bringing Court Documents of USA. Carl still
continues to do satyagraha on bringing to Access to Knowledge for all


Carl Malamud is an American technologist, author, and public domain
advocate, known for his foundation Public.Resource.Org. He founded the Internet Multicasting Service. During his time with this group, he was responsible for developing the first Internet radio station.

Malamud is the author of eight books, including Exploring the Internet
and A World’s Fair. He was a visiting professor at the MIT Media
Laboratory and is the former chairman of the Internet Software
Consortium. He also is the co-founder of Invisible Worlds, was a
fellow at the Center for American Progress, and was a board member of the non-profit Mozilla Foundation.
Entry free. All are welcome.

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