[smc-discuss] [x-post] Half page news in Indian Express Thiruvananthapuram edition about our GNU/Linux install fest

Pirate Praveen praveen at onenetbeyond.org
Mon Jun 12 04:46:30 PDT 2017

A GNU/Linux Install Fest along with free software awareness programme
was conducted in State Central Library Hall, Palayam Thiruvananthapuram
on 10 June 2017 Saturday. It was sponsored by ICFOSS and State Central
Library and assisted by SPACE. About 70 people including 19 volunteers
45 participants attended the programme. The programme began by 9.30
a.m.** Dr Achuthsankar S Nair**, Head of the department of
Bioinformatics and Computational Biology inaugurated the install fest
and spoke about the history of free software movement in Kerala and need
of free software usage. Mujeeb Rahman took a a presentation of the
different Gnu/Linux operating systems installation procedure. He also
took a class on Malayalam computing and type setting using the free
software called Scribus. Partcipants brought their laptops and those
where installed with different Gnu/Linux operating systems by the
volunteers. The installation team was led by Praveen Arimbrathodiyil, a
pioneer of Free Software movement in Kerala. A demo of the the operating
systems like Linux Mint, Ubuntu (IT at School), Debian, Elementary etc was
also set in the hall. The users were allowed to try them according to
their wish and Athul explained the features of each OS and the softwares
installed in them for different uses. The install fest was ended by 1.30

A news about the programme is published in today’s(12/06/2017) The New
Indian Express newspaper, Thiruvananthapuram edition.

See post by Athul https://poddery.com/posts/3114724

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