September 7th, 2018 07:38

Software Freedom Day 2018 (SFD 18)

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Software Freedom Day 2018 is on September 15. Currently there are only two events in India registered in the official SFD website. It will be great if we can conduct more events. New events in a city/region can be added here. We can also make use of this thread to share event ideas, plans and other useful resources such as posters.


Ranjithsiji September 7th, 2018 08:33

Yes We can do. It is a must. We need to spread the need of Freesoftware in Colleges, Schools and other educational institutions.

Abhijith B

Abhijith B September 8th, 2018 04:36

I have other engagements that day but we were discussing at DFF to host an event after the actual day. It is one of those Ganpati days in Mumbai. Will update in this thread.


raghukamath September 8th, 2018 06:22

I am not keeping well and I regret to say that I can't participate this year.

Aswin Karuvally

Aswin Karuvally September 8th, 2018 06:40

We should start thinking about this seriously :D


Athul September 9th, 2018 16:38

planning a programme in CUSAT, Kochi

Kannan V M

Kannan V M September 10th, 2018 06:02

Contacted GEC Thrissur, they are planning to do an event on 15th.


Syam September 11th, 2018 01:50

mozilla Kerala is also planning one. In Kochi . May be we can do it together to make the best impact.

Tanzeem Mohammad Basheer

Tanzeem Mohammad Basheer September 11th, 2018 07:08

planning a program at my office C-DIT at Thiruvananthapuram

Slava Belykh

Slava Belykh September 14th, 2018 09:11

This Saturday (15th of September), 1 pm GMT, we are going to conduct our fourth online hackathon ! This time the task will be Java related. Join here — https://opengift.io/hackathon/

Tanzeem Mohammad Basheer

Tanzeem Mohammad Basheer September 17th, 2018 10:06

SFD(Software Freedom Day) 2018 conducted at C-DIT
3pm to 5pm (SFD @ CDIT)
Programe Schedule
- Talk by Dr. Baiju MR , Member, Public Service Commission
- FOSS work experience sharing by Graphic Designers, CDIT (Illustrations with the use of Krita) and (Use of FOSS Animation software including Blender - 2 Videos) -
- Blender Video presentation: Tears of Steel (2012)
- SFD FOSS Wall Posters

Tanzeem Mohammad Basheer

Tanzeem Mohammad Basheer September 17th, 2018 10:06

Presence of India on the SFD 2018 Event Map

Tanzeem Mohammad Basheer

Tanzeem Mohammad Basheer September 17th, 2018 10:08

V. Sasi Kumar

V. Sasi Kumar September 18th, 2018 07:40

Please send me a short write-up and photographs of events for inclusion in FLOSSNews, the newsletter of ICFOSS. More photographs and a short write-up of just one paragraph giving when and where the programme was held would be great.

Kannan V M

Kannan V M September 19th, 2018 06:59

We conducted an event at 4pm 15th September, on Hindi Department auditorium, CUSAT with partnership of DAKF. DAKF membership campaign inauguration took place on the same day. There were about 40 people present. Two talks were arranged, first one was "Involvement of freesoftware in keralarescue mission", which was done by Mujeeb K and other one was "Importance of Knowledge Freedom and its Present-day Importance" where he introduced Wikidata. The DAKF membersip campaign was inaugurated by passing the membership form by CUSAT IT Department Associate Professor Vinod Kumar to DAKF District President Dr. P K Baby. Kannan V M gave the welcome speech, Kiran S K gave the vote of thanks. Athul V S gave a short speech on the importance of such events and being part of community. Stickers and other swags were distributed and the event was concluded by 6.30pm.

V. Sasi Kumar

V. Sasi Kumar September 19th, 2018 11:46

Thank you, Kannan. I have got the material.