Ramanraj K | 1 Feb 05:28 2004
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Re: RMS meets President

The Hindu has reported about the meet today, and available at: 
http://www.hindu.com/2004/02/01/stories/2004020104231000.htm
doxa | 1 Feb 11:43 2004
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Memorandum of Understanding

The deepening nexus between unethical (and bad) corporates and civil servants are becoming more and more
exposed. In that way, we won't be falling short of examples.

But what worries me most is the penetration of these corporates into the elite academic institutions that
our nation has built with public funding . In another expose, here is the Prof and Head of CSE, IIT Delhi,
engaged in an MoU with Microsoft Corpn.

http://www.iitd.ac.in/cgi-bin/nph-p/http/10.116.2.57/mou/iitdmou.asp?mType=indian

The Rashtrapati is going to have a tough time ahead, no doubt about that.

CK Raju
Thrissur
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doxa | 1 Feb 11:44 2004
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Memorandum of Understanding

The deepening nexus between unethical (and bad) corporates and civil servants are becoming more and more
exposed. In that way, we won't be  short of examples.

But what worries me most is the penetration of these corporates into the elite academic institutions that
our nation has built with public funding . In another expose, here is the Prof and Head of CSE, IIT Delhi,
engaged in an MoU with Microsoft Corpn.

http://www.iitd.ac.in/cgi-bin/nph-p/http/10.116.2.57/mou/iitdmou.asp?mType=indian

The Rashtrapati is going to have a tough time ahead, no doubt about that.

CK Raju
Thrissur
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Fsf-friends@...
http://mm.gnu.org.in/mailman/listinfo/fsf-friends
doxa | 1 Feb 11:43 2004
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The deepening nexus between unethical (and bad) corporates and civil servants are becoming more and more
exposed. In that way, we won't be falling short of examples.

But what worries me most is the penetration of these corporates into the elite academic institutions that
our nation has built with public funding . In another expose, here is the Prof and Head of CSE, IIT Delhi,
engaged in an MoU with Microsoft Corpn.

http://www.iitd.ac.in/cgi-bin/nph-p/http/10.116.2.57/mou/iitdmou.asp?mType=indian

The Rashtrapati is going to have a tough time ahead, no doubt about that.

CK Raju
Thrissur
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Fsf-friends@...
http://mm.gnu.org.in/mailman/listinfo/fsf-friends
Nagarjuna G. | 1 Feb 18:32 2004
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WSF and FSF India, Photographs


Just managed to find some time to do this.  
I have uploaded the photographs at http://www.gnu.org.in/WSF2004.
I am yet to write captions for them, will do that as soon as I get time.

Nagarjuna
Raghavendra Bhat | 2 Feb 00:59 2004

*NEW* gnu-malayalam-discuss list

Please forward this mail to all interested.

A new mailing list, gnu-malayalam-discuss@... has been set up
to co-ordinate localisation projects for Malayalam.

To subscribe, send a mail to
gnu-malayalam-discuss-request@... with the subject `subscribe'

May be, clicking here with help:-
<mailto:gnu-malayalam-discuss-request@...?subject=subscribe>

Or try the web interface:-
<http://puggy.symonds.net/mailman/listinfo/gnu-malayalam-discuss>,

Efforts for  securing a web  space are also  on. URI of the  home page
will be posted as soon as available.

The mailing  list and home  page will act  as a point of  contact with
other software project; a very essential requirement if out project is
to succeed.

Please remember to use only plain text while posting to the mailing
list. HTML mails are a strict no-no.

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Sankarshan Mukhopadhyay | 2 Feb 01:35 2004
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GNU/Linux Awareness Workshop

GNU/Linux Awareness Workshop

The Computer Science and Engineering Department of Jadavpur University
(www.jadavpur.edu) organised a 2 day workshop on GNU/Linux Awareness
on the 5th and 6th of January, 2004 at the Amitava Dey Memorial Hall.
The workshop was aimed at creating a base level awareness about
GNU/Linux, Free Software and the tools based on the Linux kernel.
Integrating with hands-on sessions, the workshop had as its primary
objective an appreciation of the GNU suite among various members of
faculty.

This was a first-of-its-kind event organised in the university. Given
the fact that it was organised at a very short notice with a large
section of the faculty remaining busy with examination schedules,
there was some apprehension about the level of participation. The
first day saw over 20 participants turning up for the session(s).

Day 1

The progam began at 1030 hours with an address by Prof. Manoj Mitra,
Dean, Faculty of Engineering and Technology.

Dr P K Das [1] chaired the meeting

Session 1

In his keynote address on "Free Software Concepts and GNU/Linux ", Dr
A R Thakur [2] talked about the various domains which would see a
change when a proper choice of Free Software was made. Elaborating on
the business side implementations of GNU/Linux, Dr Thakur tempered his
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Raghavendra Bhat | 2 Feb 01:50 2004

incomplete (SMC) Swantantra Malayalam Computing

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Well showing a few screenshots of how a Malayalam Gnu/Linux will look is
really very  impressive for the layman.   But that is no  way to impress
the guys  here with a solution  for a Malayalam  desktop.  The Swatantra
Malayalam Computing (SMC) hasnt achieved  anything by showing a few pics
on a  malayalam destop  working on someone  elses computer. Its  easy to
show some one  that 'I have created a malayalam gnome  by showing how it
works on  my computer and  others who  need to see  this can come  to my
house. Every One Is Invited.' Thanks but no.

Its really  easy to show  the desktop icon  names using a  changed font,
edit a  few files  so that  a few of  the easy  applications are  now in
malayalam, rename the  menu items with the font and worst  of all show a
web page that shows a malayalam  site in full screen. This could be done
on any gnu system. If this were  to be seen by people of other languages
they would laugh at our face saying these malayalees are'nt even capable
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Sajith VK | 2 Feb 05:36 2004

Re: incomplete (SMC) Swantantra Malayalam Computing

Hi,
I dont know why such a mail which just critising the efforts of several
volunteers, who has contributed malayalam localisation efforts. I agree
that the project is not compleete in all ways, but has shown its power.
Was this mail, a reply to any other mail? 

The mail is filled up with negative comments....  Very sad to see such
meaningless mails.

> 
> Well showing a few screenshots of how a Malayalam Gnu/Linux will look is
> really very  impressive for the layman.   But that is no  way to impress
> the guys  here with a solution  for a Malayalam  desktop. 
hmmmm?
>  The Swatantra
> Malayalam Computing (SMC) hasnt achieved  anything by showing a few pics
> on a  malayalam destop  working on someone  elses computer.
Malayalam is the third most active Gnome L10N project in India and 38th
in the world
>  Its  easy to
> show some one  that 'I have created a malayalam gnome  by showing how it
> works on  my computer and  others who  need to see  this can come  to my
> house. Every One Is Invited.' Thanks but no.
Simply critising is the easiest job.....

> Its really  easy to show  the desktop icon  names using a  changed font,
> edit a  few files  so that  a few of  the easy  applications are  now in
> malayalam, rename the  menu items with the font and worst  of all show a
> web page that shows a malayalam  site in full screen. This could be done
> on any gnu system. 
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Rajkumar S | 2 Feb 05:42 2004

Re: *NEW* gnu-malayalam-discuss list

Raghavendra Bhat wrote:
> A new mailing list, gnu-malayalam-discuss@... has been set up
> to co-ordinate localisation projects for Malayalam.

Why fork the efforts? Why not use SMC facilities?

raj

Gmane