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IT for Change's presentation at CeTIT, Citizens Empowerment Through Information Technology 2010

Gurumurthy K, IT for Change, participated in the “CeTIT 2010”(Citizens Empowerment Through Information Technology), the second edition of Conference-Cum-Exhibition on “e-governance” on 27th and 28th July 2010 organized by FICCI, Department of Information and Technology, Government of Tamil Nadu, Electronics Corporation of Tamil Nadu Limited (ELCOT) and Tamil Nadu eGovernance Agency (TNeGA) at Chennai and spoke on 'Public

Jun 19: Knowledge Building Workshop in Bangalore

A 'Knowledge Building Workshop (KBW)' was organized by the Karnataka Community (KC) of United Nations Solution Exchange, at UTC Bangalore on June 19,  2010, to engage in dialogue among Community of Practioners (CoPs).


Knowledge Management and Knowledge Networking Workshop (December 2010, Bengaluru)



May: three workshops on Public Software in India

May 14-15 2010: Jaipur- 'What is Free Software and why is it relevant to you?' May 18-19 2010: Delhi- 'What is Free Software and why is it relevant to you?' May 27-29, 2010: Kochi, Kerala- Software in Public Sector, with focus on Public Education' For more information, please go to the Public-Software Website


Use of open software in education lauded

The Hindu May 26, 2010 Special Correspondent KOCHI: Kerala is a role model for other States in implementing ICT-enabled (information and communication technology) education in schools using Free and Open-Source Software (FOSS), according to Rajen Vareda, moderator of U.N. Solution Exchange ICTD Community. Kerala's success in the field was due a host of factors such as the government's resolve, teachers unions' commitment, involvement of civil society and the general political consciousness.


What is public software

Response on 'What is Public Software' IT for Change The key issues raised in the mails are: the term Public Software is a distortion of FOSS and takes away the key principle of freedom implied in FOSS; and that using these terms in a somewhat overlapping manners causes confusion and introduces a new agenda which is harmful to the FOSS movement and its goals. Narendra called it a 'altogether new agenda'.

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