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It is a matter of great pride for all of us that the National
Conference On Free Software is being held in Bangalore on 20th and
21st of March,2010. The conference would be hosted by the Free
Software Movement-Karnataka(FSMK) ( fsmk.org)

The conference aims at enhancing awareness on Free Software in the
country .

As run-up to the Conference, we will be organizing Technical Workshops
in colleges, inviting other college students and professionals in
Bangalore for the same.These will be in the mode of hands-on workshops
like we have been doing in the past. We are also trying to focus on
the Kannada localization, Accessibility tools and customized
distributions for students. There will also be some interesting
inputs to the Conference in terms of activities from the Slum
Computing Centers as well.

In the conference, apart from spreading the word of Free Software
We are trying to focus on the sociology of ICT as a whole.
Discussions on the Policy track will focus on working with the IT
ministry to try and get Free Software in school education in Karnataka
Our community has been keenly watching version 2.4 of Draft Policy on
Open Standards, We will work with all communities including open
source in this conference for this important battle for software
freedom
Good number of talks by reputed speakers in the realm of Free Software
struggle are being organized over the two days
Shri Katta Subramania Naidu, IT minster, Karnataka will be
inaugurating the conference. Central ministers and State IT
ministers, prominent literary figures, industry professionals and
students are expected to participate.

We take this as an opportunity to urge each one of you to lend your
help and support in making this National Conference on Free Software a
success.

Free Software is the future, the future is ours.

Raghavendra S
http://fsmk.org/
http://ideasareimmortal.blogspot.com/


ilug-bengaluru@googlegroups.com.

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