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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
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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

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OpenNet Initiative (ONI) Global Summit in Ottawa

Gurumurthy Kasinathan participated in the OpenNet Initiative (ONI) 2010 Global Summit on “Should Cyberspace be Secured as an Open Commons?”, on June 30 at Ottawa. This event featured three high-level panels of experts and practitioners on prominent topics related to cyberspace governance, security, and advocacy.

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State Master Trainers on Public Software educational tools program

The Policy Planning Unit (PPU) of the Education Department, Government of Karnataka, organized workshops to train 120 government teacher educators' from DIETs and BRCs, as ‘Master Trainers on Public Software educational tools', during August 2010, with resource support from Sarva Shiksha Abhiyan (SSA) and Azim Premji Foundation, infrastructure support from RV College of Engineering and faculty from IT for Change and RV Educational Consortium.
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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.

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