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Freedom Walk - To claim, ensure and preserve Freedom

http://freedomwalk.in

What is this freedom that we are talking about?

It is the freedom to live our lives to its fullest without harming anybody else and without violating any of our accepted social norms. There are several areas of life where we invoke this freedom. We are primarily concerned with three different areas - Software Freedom, Freedom from Social Evils, Freedom to live our future.

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Community supported GNU/Linux solution helps traditional weavers community in Kerala save lakhs

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Today they were here to offer support for FOSS communities , in their own
words " We saved over fifteen lakh rupees on OS licensing costs alone.
Donating money as sponsorship to the FOSS communities and the events that
they organize is nothing com[ared to the help and support they provided us"

And you know what ? We are proud of them . We are proud of ( and to be the

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Freedom Toaster installed in Technopark Kerala

http://www.hindu.com

According to a statement issued by Zyxware Technologies, a vending machine that can be used to copy and distribute free and open source software has been made possible due to the freedom associated with free software. Free software allows people to use, study, modify and share software without any restrictions.

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Mammootty responds to Open Letter

http://fci.wikia.com

This is in response to the fire ignited by free software lovers of the state against Mammootty’s alleged association with Microsoft for the Computer Literacy Programme for computer illiterates of Kerala.

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Free Software adoption in India

http://www.downtoearth.org.in

ksta took to the streets, demanding foss be installed in computers in schools. “Teachers boycotted classes and said they would boycott examinations if the class x ‘it Practicals’ was held using the Microsoft package,” recounts V K Sasheedharan, then a ksta member. The government buckled under the pressure and finally accepted the demand to include foss in the it@school project.

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Kerala Blazing the Trail for Free Software in Schools

http://educatorslog.in

"Kerala is all set to become the first state in the country to completely banish Microsoft and allow only GNU/Linux free software to be used in the mandatory IT test at the state SSLC examinations that half a million students took in March. Till last year, they could take the exam using either free software or the Microsoft platform.

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Freeing software for users

http://www.hindu.com

Net users in the city and in Kerala are discovering and exploring the potential of free software. Chandrasekharan Nair, a Peyad-based planter, turned to cyber space to express his angst against what he perceived as farmer-unfriendly policies. Gradually, he also began to include tips on farming in general and rubber cultivation in particular.

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Open Letter To Mammooty

http://fci.wikia.com

Microsoft will be signing up Malayalam movie star Mammootty as one of the brand ambassadors for the Computer Literacy programme that is to be organized soon in Kerala, a Southern Indian State well known for its pro-free software policies. This is an open letter by Free Software Activists, Supporters and Users of Kerala to Mammootty.

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Kerala's Free Software based IT@SCHOOL project covered by mainstream media

http://en.theorasea.org

T@SCHOOL project offers exclusively free software based support for primary education in kerala.This time,Director of Public instruction has decided to conduct SSLC(secondary school leaving certificate-the basic requirement for higher studies in INDIA) IT practical examination for this year from 27th February to 7th March 2008. It is first time , conducting IT practical examination for complete students in the free software – IT@School GNU/Linux. IT@School project and Pareekshabhavan has entrusted to conduct the examination for more than 4.7 lakh students throughout the schools of Kerala, Lakshadeep and Gulf countries. IT@school admins are preparing to apply for guiness as they have the largest number of student attending an exam based on exclusive free software based softwares:)

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Kerala State Electricity Board banishes proprietary software platform

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Kerala Chief Minister V.S. Achuthanandan inaugurated a new billing software,named ORUMA, based purely on Free Software developed by the KSEB(Kerala State Electricity Board) itself in Thiruvananthapuram on Monday.The KSEB will save Rs.9.5 crore on licence fee and software upgrading because of the shift to free software, the release added.

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Kerala shuts windows, schools to use only Linux

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Kerala is all set to become the first state in the country to completely banish Microsoft and allow only GNU/Linux free software to be used in the mandatory IT test at the state SSLC examinations that half a million students will appear for from next week. Till last year, they could take the exam using either free software or the Microsoft platform. Not anymore.

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Teachers becoming Free Software advocates as GNU/Linux finds its perfect home in Kerala's schools

http://www.freelists.org

I am inviting you to see the schools in my district.There you can see how reachers handling linux .Of course there is some problems in Printer Driver but it can be solved in the new versions .You must realise the Propreitory Rights .It is a new OS it will take some time to establish .You are listing the problems are your problems only

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