The third meeting of the “Indian Libre User Group” was held on May 24 2009.(4th Sunday of Every Month)
Following is a brief snapshot of the meeting.
Time: 2:15pm – 5.35pm
Venue: Internet Club, IInd Floor, AMI Trust Building,
Broadway Enclave, Broadway, Ernakulam
Attendance : 21
– Free Software
– 4 Freedoms
– GNU Movement and its history
– Open Source Software
– GNU/Linux and other GNU based Operating Systems
– Licenses – GNU GPL
– Free Software Foundation and its role.
Community Based Curriculum
The Community based curriculum project was explained in brief. The project
was delinked from the ILUG Cochin meetings as it was an initiative that is
going to be involving not only the Free Software Community but the entire
society. Also the initiative had its own importance in the present day, that
it required a seperate team from the free software community with specific
meetings and plans.
www.communitybasedcurriculum.wikia.com will be the starting point.
Converting Kerala to Free Software.
The meeting kicked off what has been discussed in the Mailing List. The aim was to make the meeting synchronized with the Mailing List and the attendees and the Mailing List subscribers to collaborate more freely. The discussion started of with Roshin Roy suggesting to list out the various areas of development the community needs to consider with specific agendas.His Mail below summarizes the discussion for the meeting.
This will be put up in the ILUG wiki ( yet to be setup ) soon. The meeting was a kickoff to what the community finally aims at.
Technical Presentation: Package Management on GNU/Linux by Kevin Sha
The presentation started with the basics of what a software package is and what is meant by ” Installing an Application”. Later moved on explaining dpkg, apt and Synaptic with relation to Debian GNU/Linux.
The Meeting concluded with plans of continuing the Agenda discussion on “Converting Kerala to Free Software” for the next meeting. An important point about Mailing List members not speaking up in Meetings and Meeting Attendees not speaking up in Mailing Lists was highlighted. The attendees and contributors were thanked and meeting wound up by 5.35pm. Detailed Feedback was collected from the Attendees.
Fayaz Yusuf Khan
Santhosh Lal VS
We thank all the attendees for coming and urge them to put their feedback on the mailing list so we can improve future meetings.
And hope the next meeting on 28/06/2009 is bigger and better.