> I'm back home in Dehradun for my month long end semester holidays. The
> government offices here have been spending 'crores; of rupees on original
> Windows XP and Norton anti-virus for the thousands of computers in the
> government offices all over the state. It seems they got weary of that.
> There was a report in the local newspapers yesterday that they have decided
> to switch to Linux in all offices. The switch hasn't started yet and they
> haven't contacted any company or person to help them do so. My father being
> a govt. officer, I can try and contact the officials responsible for this
> and put up a presentation on Linux(Specific to Fedora off course). What do
> you think?
> PS. Should I forward this mail to the ambassadors list too?
> Suyash Kumar
> Fedora Ambassador
I will also be available at Dehradun from 10th of December to 30th of
December. I would be happy to contribute. Feel free to contact.
*CSE IIIrd Year
I'm back home in Dehradun for my month long end semester holidays. The
government offices here have been spending 'crores; of rupees on original
Windows XP and Norton anti-virus for the thousands of computers in the
government offices all over the state. It seems they got weary of that.
There was a report in the local newspapers yesterday that they have decided
to switch to Linux in all offices. The switch hasn't started yet and they
haven't contacted any company or person to help them do so. My father being
a govt. officer, I can try and contact the officials responsible for this
and put up a presentation on Linux(Specific to Fedora off course). What do
PS. Should I forward this mail to the ambassadors list too?
On Mon, Nov 30, 2009 at 11:02 PM, susmit shannigrahi
> Admins of Fedora-India list,
> This is an open request to setup a mailman content filter to block
> "Re: [fedora-india] Re: Fedora-india Digest" mails.
> We already have it at ambassadors mailling list, so it is highly possible.
> Sent from Calcutta, WB, India
> Fedora-india mailing list
Everyone feared IBM in the good old days, when guys in black suits and tie
would either make you go out of business or buy you off the hook. IBM guys
were considered evil big brothers, who were ruthless and sung company songs.
So anyways IBM seemed to have changed quite a lot in recent years and we all
know its open support towards free and open source mentality, and anyways I
am here to talk about what is it doing right now which actually violates
that very philosophy.
There is a very popular competition which IBM runs in india called TGMC (The
great mind challenge)  for students. Well that is all good but the tricky
part comes here. IBM only accepts projects made using its technology i.e.
the tools which only IBM provides to the educational institute you are in
and yes, they dont give these tools to individuals, they can only be
acquired once your institute is in the program and it so happens that IBM
after sending its big boys to your institute and, your college will soon
will make it compulsory for everyone in the final year to make their major
projects for IBM, and my college is one of them and we are stuck with making
our major projects in TGMC if we want or not.
The tools to be used are : Rational Rose/RSA
RAD/Eclipse/WSAD/ WebSphere Portal
DB2 Express – ‘C’ or DB2 UDB
and as it seems that you cant do this project without IBM's help. But what
is more important are the Terms and Conditions, what it has imposed on all
student developers working on it, here is an interesting one :-
"By submitting entries, entrant grants IBM and their agents of the program
the right to publish, use, adapt, sell, edit and/or modify such entry in any
way, in commerce and in any and all media worldwide, including but not
limited to the Internet, without limitation and without compensation to the
entrants. Entrant also grants IBM worldwide irrevocable, nonexclusive and
royalty-free right and license to use, have used, copy, reproduce, transfer,
modify and/or display any information contained in their entry in whole or
part and in any form without compensation." for a complete set of Terms and
Woah!! So that means you dont own your work, it just does not belong to you.
I wonder what is this giant teaching young students on this country. And
what is this policy where, on one hand its promoting open source and on the
other its doing this.
And this is not limited to my college alone, I know a lot many college in
jaipur, rajasthan, india which have fallen for this and have made it
mandatory for their students to work on it.
My web home http://acedip.in
Linux Users Group Jaipur http://lugj.in
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Yesterday I downloaded Fedora 12 i686 Live CD from
http://torrent.fedoraproject.org/ but when I booted with the CD image and
also tried writing to a CD the following is shown:
Kernel panic - not syncing: VFS: Unable to mount root fs on
I am also attaching a screenshot of when I ran it with qemu !! Please help..
Another FOSS Lover,
Please update your statuses on the local contacts page
There are still people who have F9-10 written next to their names ^_^
What is the check mark next to the names supposed to signify?
>> What is the purpose/agenda/goal of this proposed Tamil team?
>> In sort, we will like to hear more about the idea.
> Provide support through mailing list, create documentation in Tamil,
> Organize events on Fedora in Tamil.,
> Interact with Tamil Language people from Sri Lanka, Singapore, Malaysia
> where Tamil is an official Language etc.,
Would you be in the business of localizing software for Tamils?
One reason that life is complex is that it has a real part and an
-- Andrew Koenig
To start with, links :
People present (lines said)
1. franciscod (208)
2. mbuf (141)
3. jdk2588 (37)
4. skbohra (37)
5. Pradipta (31)
6. rakesh (29)
7. kushal (17)
8. sm|CPU (8)
9. sankarshan (7)
10. Acedip (5)
11. kishan_ (3)
12. kishan (2)
13. zodbot (2)
14. kedars_ (1)
15. rajeshr (1)
16. rtnpro (1)
17. yevlempy (1)
There were two topics on the agenda as posted on the mailing list:
- F12 release events
- Tamil team
- During the course of the meeting, we decided to discuss the issue of
"people becoming Fedora Ambassadors and not carrying out their duties as
- Planned at MIT Manipal, early January (Ankur Sinha)
- Release party, install fests at Bikaner (Jaideep)
- Plans to migrate 100 desktops of Coal India to fedora12 (Pradipta)
Tamil team discussion:
Postponed (next meeting?)
Discussion over fedora ambassadorship
- Making sure that blogs of *every* Ambassador is on
- some sort of system to prevent people from signing up (because its
ultra cool) and then not working.
- make a nice proposal and send it for discussion and whatever be the
result send it to FEMSco for approval
- ideas, such as an Ambassador should be participating in at least one
Fedora subgroup (ie docs/packaging/design/websites...)
- Mentoring to make sure newbies holding release fests know what to say
ie - *correct content* (since they're short on experience, we don't want
them saying stuff that is different from the community's working etc.)
- Setting up a wiki page and supplying people with updated slides and
material to be used at release fests.
- collecting feedback after a Fedora event from the audience (ideas
needed on how to go about doing this).
- regular IRC meets : fortnightly *at least*
- good install fests never turning into sustained activities : why??
These are only ideas in short. Please go through the meeting logs
There's quite a lot of work to be done.
- I'm in-charge of rounding up all "FAs from India"'s blogs and making
sure they're on the planet.
- Slides etc? (any hands ??)
There are also agendas that still need more discussion. Future meets or
discussions on the mailing list are needed.
Thank you all for attending :)
Have a nice evening
PS Also forwarding the the ambassadors list.
A friendly reminder to the Meet we have planned tomorrow, Sunday the
22nd of Nov, 2009 at 1130 AM IST.
- Release parties, plans and requirements etc.
- discussion on starting a new Tamil team (Sri Ramadoss M)
This will be followed by an open floor where you can discuss your
See you there ! Have a great day!