Recently, we had two important free software conferences in Kerala. Both spent a lot of public money on invited talks , exhibitions and other related conference requirement. What is the benefit for general public from such conferences? A typical conference will have limited , say 500 delegates. In Kerala, the delegates are often chosen based… Continue reading Free Software Conferences and closed source papers
Kerala is abuzz with free software mantra after the present Government of Kerala formally endorsed free software as one of its natural allies. Lot of common people are showing interest in free software and its bi-products such as copy left books , wikipedia etc. As a long time user of free software, I am pretty… Continue reading Free Software : The current fashion in Kerala
I am just back from fsfs.in. The event had several renowned participants and and exhibition on free software. I was responsible for setting up the stall of IHRD. We show cased LTSP and remastering Ubuntu. I was busy with the stall yesterday and day before yesterday and could not attend any sessions. At our stall… Continue reading fsfs.in and Proprietary software.
I was teaching a Linux system administration course last week at College of Engineering Chengannur. While I was demonstrating openssh one of the participants logged on the my demo machine remotely and ejected the cdrom drive with eject. He then asked me how to close the drive from command line. I said i don’t know.… Continue reading Eject and the autamated cat feeder.