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packaging workshop at Goa. I was happy to see majority had Debian unstable/sid docker container ready with them before the workshop. Usually we have to spend a lot of time setting up a sid environment before starting the workshop.

There are two parallel activities here 1. Getting new people to learn about Debian and Free Software 2. Mentoring those who already know to be contributors. I think you missed the second parallel activity if you think meeting of the community is just preaching to the coir. Away from keyboard meetings add face to people we know only online by names. It strengthens the community immensely and motivates people who are just discovering Free Software to contribute.

Its a continues process and something we cannot measure exactly. I hope some of them are inspired to use, advocate and contribute. It is also refreshing to meet other community members.

Welcome home, Mahabali: An excerpt from ‘Antigod’s Own Country: A Short History of Brahminical Colonisation of Kerala’

This extract from a new book on the Brahminical colonisation of Kerala shows how the Onam myth is really creative resistance against an unjust invasion


It is about Free Software and Privacy (not just decent OS). I agree fairphone is great, but they give up on the software side. Privacy is a human right and getting rid of Google is an important step in that direction.

I think fairphone3 is still android, the other 2 are running GNU/Linux and Librem 5 will have 'Respects Your Freedom' certification from FSF. PinePhone with Plasma Mobile and Librem 5 with GNOME.

Both Purism Librem 5 and PinePhone are shipping in September! :blobaww:

Librem 5 shipping announcement

PinePhone shipping announcement

Both are somewhat unpolished early-adopter versions though. But it is good to see that they're real and coming soon! 🎉

Did you try pattle.im? Its still not feature complete as riot, but has a simple design.

Generally they are reluctant but we have good contacts with some of them.

I strongly recommended and to them.

When I asked people to raise their hands if they don't use , there were many hands, when I asked for people not using nor the number reduced, when I added not , there was just one hand. I'm happy there was at least one person. Abhinav, their FOSS Cell coordinator was that person.

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