Krishna Pagadala | 1 Jan 03:00 2007
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Help needed in Chennai

Hi All,
  One of the non-profits in Chennai that I work with
wants to convert 5 computers from Windows to GNU/Linux
can somebody help them? Helping will involve
installing and configure a GNU/Linux system.
  I think that they will need one CD of TheOpenCD
http://www.theopencd.org/download
  I am suggesting that they go with Kubuntu, does
anybody have install and live CD for Kubuntu?

Regards,
Krishna

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Debarshi Ray | 1 Jan 09:45 2007
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Re: Exaile

>> I just happened to come across Exaile. It is a GTK+ based media player
>> very similar in functionality to Amarok. I could not find any RPMs for
>> it though there is a package for Edgy Eft.

>  if there are no RPM's and people are demanding them, you could use alien
> and make one then put it up online :-)

There is a package in Fedora Extras for Fedora Core 6, but is not the
latest version. It is 0.2.6 instead of 0.2.7.

Regards,
Debarshi
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Ramprasad | 2 Jan 07:16 2007
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Re: Help needed in Chennai

On Mon, 2007-01-01 at 07:30, Krishna Pagadala wrote:

>   I think that they will need one CD of TheOpenCD
> http://www.theopencd.org/download
>   I am suggesting that they go with Kubuntu, does
> anybody have install and live CD for Kubuntu?

  FSF doesn't co-ordinate and support the `Ubuntu' community.

  Here's the reason - http://lists.gnu.org/archive/html/emacs-devel/2006-05/msg00638.html

  Please install one of them which are at - http://www.gnu.org/links/

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Ramprasad B
Prashanth Mohan | 2 Jan 09:54 2007
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Re: Help needed in Chennai

Krishna Pagadala wrote:
>   One of the non-profits in Chennai that I work with

you can ask on ChennaiLUG <ilugc@...>. Also check on 
http://www.chennailug.org/wiki/?title=CDs_for_Grab
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Raj Mathur | 2 Jan 10:22 2007

Re: Help needed in Chennai

On Tuesday 02 January 2007 11:46, Ramprasad wrote:
> [snip]
>   Please install one of them which are at -
> http://www.gnu.org/links/

Interesting... Debian isn't present at that link.  Anyone have an idea
why?

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Re: Help needed in Chennai

2007/1/2, Raj Mathur <raju@...>:

> Interesting... Debian isn't present at that link.  Anyone have an idea
> why?
>
"These are all GNU/Linux distributions we know of which consist entirely of
free software, and whose main distribution sites distribute only free
software."

Debian has a non-free section on their distribution site even though that is
not part of the offcial debian system.

" We acknowledge that some of our users require the use of works that do not
conform to the Debian Free Software Guidelines. We have created "contrib"
and "non-free" areas in our archive for these works. The packages in these
areas are not part of the Debian system, although they have been configured
for use with Debian. We encourage CD manufacturers to read the licenses of
the packages in these areas and determine if they can distribute the
packages on their CDs. Thus, although non-free works are not a part of
Debian, we support their use and provide infrastructure for non-free
packages (such as our bug tracking system and mailing lists)."

>From Debian Social Contract http://www.us.debian.org/social_contract

So it is clear that FSF cannot recommend a distribution that
supports/recommends non-free in some way.

Cheers
Praveen
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One Laptop Per Child?

An interesting article by one of the GNU Classpath Developer Roma Kennke
http://kennke.org/blog/2006/12/21/one-laptop-per-child/

He thinks what our children really need are:

* Parents.
* Time to learn.
* Childhood.

and they don't need:

* Floods of information and media.
* Plastic toys
* And certainly, kids don't need a computer

I really liked this article and agree with some of his views.

Regards
Praveen

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Vijay Kumar | 2 Jan 15:53 2007

Re: Help needed in Chennai

> On Tuesday 02 January 2007 11:46, Ramprasad wrote:
>> [snip]
>>   Please install one of them which are at -
>> http://www.gnu.org/links/
>
> Interesting... Debian isn't present at that link.  Anyone have an idea
> why?

>From http://www.ofb.biz/article.pl?sid=260
<quote>
TRB: What about Debian GNU/Linux, which by default does not install any
non-free software?

RMS: Non-free programs are not officially considered "part of Debian", but
Debian does distribute them. The Debian web site describes non-free
programs, and their ftp server distributes them. That's why we don't have
links to their site on www.gnu.org.
</quote>
Shekhar Krishnan | 3 Jan 10:40 2007
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Mumbai Free Map Workshop, 13-14 January

Dear All:

We plan to organise an intensive two-day workshop on the use of
geographic information systems (GIS) and geospatial web applications
based on Free and Open Source software (FOSS). This public workshop will
be held on SATURDAY 13 JANUARY and SUNDAY 14 JANUARY 2007 at the Homi
Bhabha Centre for Science Education (HBCSE) in Mumbai. 

The objective will be to teach and guide participants through all the
steps of producing an interactive spatial database and web map using the
OSGeo Toolkit. Through the workshop, participants will build their own
Free Map using a combination of open source software, copyleft maps, and
community information. 

The workshop is based on the Mumbai Free Map project collaboration, and
is co-organised by the Gnowledge Lab at HBCSE, CRIT (Collective Research
Initiatives Trust), the Free Map Collective and MetaCarta Labs. For more
detailed information about the workshop and any updates to the
programme, please visit http://wiki.freemap.in/moin.cgi/HbcseWorkshop
and to browse the Mumbai Free Map please visit http://mumbai.freemap.in 

REGISTRATION

The workshop is free and open to the public. Ideally, participants
should be familiar with the open source software and the Linux operating
system, web client-server architecture, basic database management, and
basic terminal commands -- we hope to cater to different skill sets and
backgrounds. Participants should also have an interest in the use of
OSGeo for their own work and projects.

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Sandip Bhattacharya | 3 Jan 13:51 2007

Re: One Laptop Per Child?

?????????|Praveen wrote:
> An interesting article by one of the GNU Classpath Developer Roma Kennke
> http://kennke.org/blog/2006/12/21/one-laptop-per-child/
> 
> He thinks what our children really need are:
> 
> * Parents.
> * Time to learn.
> * Childhood.

+ my pet grouse - a place to play. Real place, not a virtual playground.

Gmane