Welcome to the inauguration of Free Software User Group, Thrissur. This will be held on 4th December 2008.
More details can be found on the FSUG Thrissur wiki page. As a member of FSUG Thrissur, I am unhappy to sat that I wont be there to attend the inauguration. I am having my university lab exams. But I will reach at the end of the event.
മൈക്രോ സോഫ്റ്റ് സാന്നിധ്യത്തിനെതിരേ പ്രതികരിച്ചവരെ പുറത്താക്കിസ്വതന്ത്ര സോഫ്റ്റ് വെയര് സമ്മേളനത്തെകുറിച്ച് മംഗളം പത്രം (17 നവംബര് 2008)
Last 15th (Saturday) & 16 (Sunday) were unforgettable days for me. Because these were the days I went to attend the National Free Software conference at CUSAT Campus, Kochi. Actually the first free software conference that I attended. The unforgettable thing was the Protest against ‘Platinum Sponsor’ :- The notorious Novell.
“If the Microsoft corporation, whether it wishes to be part of this ecology in a genuine and sincere sense or not, if it succeeds in getting one distribution to pay royalties for the distribution of free software, other distributions will do so. They will have to. That will then succeed in marching the commercial sector away from the noncommercial sector, and Microsoft then will be able to use its patents to sue to block the development of software in the noncommercial sector without the fear of suing its own customers, which is the force that now constrains them from misbehavior with their patent portfolio.”
–Eben Moglen, Software Freedom Law Center
“Our partnership with Microsoft continues to expand.”
–Ron Hovsepian, Novell CEO
The Charge Sheet
➔ Novell helps Microsoft more than it helps GNU/Linux ]
➔ Novell Still Insults Competing GNU/Linux Distributions and Sun’s OpenOffice.org
➔ “Novell and Microsoft’s software patent agreement betrays the rest of the Free Software community, including the very people who wrote Novell’s own system, for Novell’s sole financial benefit.
➔ Novell Helps Microsoft’s Fight Against Ajax, Web Standards, SVG by supporting Silverlight & implimenting its GNU/Linux Version
➔ Novell supports Notorious proprietary Standard OOXML
➔ Novell Pushing Microsoft’s Patents to GNU/Linux & Cheating Free Software Community
➔ Novell is the biggest Promoter of Mono in Free Software Development
I had a great experience with Anivar Aravind on the second day. Anyway I donot have to describe much about this because you can find a lot from these post.
Today we had the first meeting of FSUG thrissur.
There were 9 members.
We all met on P G Center at 5.30 pm
2 were students from GEC
One lady lecturer of Govt. Diploma
Two guys. Name’s I dont remember.
Also these meeting will be on every friday 5.30 pm at P G Center.
One of the thing that I noticed was that there was a lady member. Its actually women power in FOSS. We had a general discussion on the inauguration.
These were some points discussed
>Inauguration on 4th December at Sahithya academy
>1 day complete event
>To release a tutorial CD (video) on how to install GNU/linux and also some basic operations
>Poster and broucher
>Also to distribute UBUNTU DVD I think still some points are missing. I hope some one will post more on the mailing list.