A mentoring programme created with the intention of bringing more people to Free Software with strong focus on philosophy. More at camp.fsf.org.in/

ftp.acc.umu.se/pub/debian-meet എഡിറ്റ് ചെയ്യാൻ കുറച്ചു സമയമെടുത്തു.

debmake പാക്കേജിനു് പകരം dh-make ഇൻസ്റ്റോൾ ചെയ്യണം. debmake കമാന്റിനു് പകരം dh_make command ഉപയോഗിക്കണം.

ബാക്കി എല്ലാം വീഡിയോയിൽ പറഞ്ഞ പോലെ

debmake ന്റെ unstable പതിപ്പിൽ ഒരു പരിഹരിക്കാത്ത പിഴവ് ഉള്ളത് കൊണ്ടാണ്‌ ഇപ്പോൾ ഉപയോഗിക്കാൻ പറ്റാത്തതു്.

Good attempt. Our sleep cycles usually get delayed but since we don't have flexible work hours we sleep till 1 pm or 2 pm at times :) So even we sleep as late as 4 am we still get good sleep!

Each of those castes know their position in the hierarchy. So there is usually someone they consider lower than them for majority. Probably the lines are a bit blurred in Kerala compared to other states. But if you look at matrimony ads, you will know how common it is.

It is about English grammar too. A software or hardware can respect your freedom. But we cannot call something by respect your freedom. Freedom Respecting Software seems fine though.

Freedom Respecting Software is okay to use I think. Software Freedom is a state so cannot be a name. But RYF is already used to certify hardware and reusing it will only add to confusion.

Privilege to Innovate by @akshay

They say Indians aren’t innovative in the tech space. Ever wondered why?


RT @beastoftraal@twitter.com

Cartoonists seem to be a last bastion of conscience and sanity in India, among the media fraternity :)

🐦🔗: twitter.com/beastoftraal/statu

'ഇന്ത്യയില്‍ സ്വതന്ത്രവും നീതിയുക്തവുമായ വിചാരണ നടക്കില്ല'; നീരവ് മോദിയെ ഇന്ത്യയ്ക്ക് കൈമാറണമെന്ന സര്‍ക്കാരിന്റെ അപേക്ഷയ്‌ക്കെതിരെ കട്ജു യു.കെ കോടതിയില്‍


#KanganaRanaut gets Y security for a twitter spat with a maharashtra minister that she started abusively. #RheaChakraborty gets mobocracy from pretty much everyone from an abusive society to a psychopathic media. And yet she has refused to even take anticipatory bail. Sign of our times. But know the difference.#sushantsinghrajput

@subinpt the word free has different meanings in English, but once you understand which of those meanings are implied here, then there is no more confusion. We still have free people, free country and free speech. Alternatives suggested brings their own problems too. For most people who speak a different language, easier solution is to use the correct word in their language. So we can use Swathanthra Software to avoid any confusion.

...to electronic voting machines which decides who rules us, to people who collect and sell our private data and influence our financial and political choices.

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Whichever word you choose, understand the difference and make a careful choice. I prefer to use the term Free Software and avoid Open Source as the important aspect of this software for me is being in control of my life (our life by working together with others who share my same goals), by not giving up control on software to big companies in the name of convenience as software is playing bigger and bigger roles in our lives, from medical devices that are part of our bodies...

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In almost all cases (except for a few handful of exceptions), people call the same underlying software as , , FOSS or FLOSS or in any name in different languages like Libre Software or Swathanthra Software or Mukt Software. The name shows what characteristics of the software they want to highlight and promote. Free Software wants to highlight ethical choices of being in control and sharing and Open Source highlights practical benefits to creating better software.

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The real question is which of those characteristics are important for you and you want to highlight and promote.

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The real reason why people associate with one or the other term is philosophy. So the answer to "why is important" will be different from "why is important". You can think of it like the story of some blind people describing an elephant. They all saw the same elephant but different parts of it and hence their descriptions were different. There are different characteristics for software developed collaboratively and shared/improved as digital commons. (2/2)

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This was a question raised in matrix group today.

> Is there a community promoting a "Free " software that is not "Open Source" ?

That is not the real question. If you strictly look at software using licenses approved by Open Source Initiative and not approved by Free Software Foundation, they are a negligible number for any practical purpose. (1/2)

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