FOSSilize-FOSS Camp at IIT Guwahati - Techniche'10

6th Aug 2010
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Inspired by the dramatic increase in knowledge and use of FOSS by people all around the world, students in India have also focussed their attention to similar softwares. Students all around the country are getting involved in open source projects.

At such a stage, we consider it our responsibility to bring together all the FOSS enthusiasts of the country and help them spread the word. We also strive to make the newcomers aware of the various open source tools and teach them to use the powerful tools. With this goal in mind, Techniche'10 hosts FOSSilize.

FOSSilize aims to achieve all the above-mentioned goals through a rigorous workshops-cum-presentations spread over three days, i.e. September 3-5, 2010

Students from all over the country are invited to participate in this event in which trainers from reputed institutes shall come together to help the students explore the world of Free and Open Source Software.

So let's move towards a future dominated by Open softwares and open standards. Let us all switch to FOSS; let's "FOSSilize".

Free and Open Source Softwares are those that grant users the right to use, study, change and improve its design through the availability of its source code. Newcomers to the subject can be confused by the term "free". In the context of free and open source software, "free" is intended to refer to the freedom to copy and re-use the software, rather than to the price of the software.

The Free Software Foundation, an organization that advocates for free software, suggests that to understand the concept, one should "think of free as in free speech, not as in free beer". Free Software Foundation (FSF) was founded by Richard Stallman.

Event: FOSSilize 1.0

Website: www.fossilize.net. To participate, please register online at: http://techniche.org/techniche10/FOSSilize

Contact Person: Rajat Khanduja

Contact email: k.rajat@iitg.ernet.in

Phone: 9678554628

Event Date: September 3-5, 2010

Application deadline: August 25, 2010

Eligibility: Students doing graduation in any college throughout India with an aptitude towards Free and Open Source Software (FOSS)

Agenda/Topics: Python, Zend and C++. For details, please visit the website.

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