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Government schools of kerala to have special assemblies to celebrate SFD

http://www.hindu.com

THIRUVANANTHAPURAM: A special talk by the founder of the free software movement, Richard Stallman, will lead the list of special programmes put together by the IT@School on the VICTERS channel on the occasion of the Software Freedom Day (SFD) on September 19.

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ODF Alliance Rectifies Things: Triumph of ODF in Kerala Attributed to Free Software Supporters

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A LITTLE INCIDENT which was mentioned at the end of March has ended more peacefully. Anivar explains why...

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Kerala Marxists see red as 'free' software drive goes out of control

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FREE SOFTWARE activists fear that the Marxists are trying to hijack their movement in Kerala.

The CPM- led state government recently sacked two proponents of the movement, who had formulated the state's information technology policy based on free software. This follows attempts by the CPM to form networks in Chennai and Bangalore in the name of free software, but strictly under party control.

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Freedom Walk: A walk to claim, ensure and preserve freedom

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Free software had remained a technological and an economic issue in the state of Kerala and it had been very successful in being so. A team of four people decided to take the fundamental principle of the freedom behind free software and take this message of freedom to the masses in Kerala.

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I TOO WANT TO BE A HACKER

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Finally a Malayalam newspaper tells its readers who a real hacker is. Its another refreshing example of the Free Software awareness in Kerala. This news paper is most popular news daily in Kerala. I hope the world will follow another great lead from Kerala.

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Proponent of Free Software gets marching orders

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WITH M.Arun, special officer of the proposed International Centre For
Free And Open Source Software(ICFOSS), also getting marching orders,
free software exponents in the state suspect the entry of a dreaded
virus allegedly spread by Microsoft to shutdown the free software
movement in the state.

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Is Microsoft ‘Pulling an EDGI’ on Kerala?

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Microsoft dumps non-Free software on Kerala to block GNU/Linux; more antitrust exhibits unveiled

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Kerala: IT policy says Free Software, but everywhere its still proprietary

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Kerala IT policy envisions an inclusive knowledge society, but it still remains just words. There is no effort to implement the policy in any of the initiatives the government is taking. The recent incident is the tax filing application which mandates use of Microsoft Excel fomat for tax filings and the macro does not work with Free Software replacements like Open Office Calc.

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More than 2500 schools in kerala use GNU/Linux ONLY!

http://ithinkless.blogspot.com

Recently i visited kerala. I visited some of the schools to see free software in action.I posted a small description of my experience.I uploaded quite a number of photos,videos of school children using GNU/Linux.

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A window to Freedom - event report

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The Free Software User’s group of Thrissur had its first public gathering at the Sahithya Academy hall on Dec 4th; if the interest and enthusiasm shown by an audience numbering about 300 is any indication, the new year is going to witness a dramatic change in the way people in the Cultural capital of Kerala use computers - it’s going to be good bye and good riddance to Microsoft, and welcome t

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Long walk to freedom

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Another positive and unexpected outcome from the walk was that free software communities, all over Kerala, came together to help organise the event and make it a success.
... Besides that most media had sidelined the social and environmental aspect of their walk and concentrated only on the free software aspect.

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Freedom Walk - Final day at Trivandrum

http://www.freedomwalk.in.nyud.net

It was an idea six months ago. That idea was conceptualised and later, was named Freedom Walk-A walk to claim,ensure and preserve freedom. Started off from Kasargode on Oct 2, our team of volunteers criss-crossed through the length and breadth of Kerala touching all the 14 districts, and spreading the message of freedom among the people.

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Freedom Walk final day at Thiruvananthapuram

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It was an idea six months ago. That idea was conceptualised and later, was named Freedom Walk-A walk to claim,ensure and preserve freedom. Started off from Kasargode on Oct 2, our team of volunteers criss-crossed through the length and breadth of Kerala touching all the 14 districts, and spreading the message of freedom among the people.

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Freedom Walk Day 2: Walking the walk

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Anoop presented the vision behind the Freedom Walk and offered Free Software as a viable solution for the technical needs and offered help from the Free Software community inexploring possible technical opportunities. The dean was impressed with the concept and he requested for workshops on Free Software and possibly on Free Software GIS software also.

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National Free Software Conference, 2008

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The National Free Software Conference is set to take place in Kochi, Kerala, India on 15th and 16th of November, 2008.

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