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1. July 2010 Meeting Details

July 2010 Meeting Details

July 31st, 2010

The meeting of the “Indian Libre User Group” was held on July 25th 2010 successfully.(4th Sunday of Every Month)

Following is a brief snapshot of the meeting.

Date: 25-07-2010
Time: 2:00pm – 5.30pm
Venue: Internet Club, IInd Floor, AMI Trust Building,
Broadway Enclave, Broadway, Ernakulam
Attendance : 22


- Customary Introduction
- People shared their experience with Free Software.

2.40pm – 4.00pm
Discussion on Concept of Free Software and other topics

- Introduction to Free Software
- History of the GNU Movement
- History of GNU/Linux
- Concept of an Operating System, Kernel
- What is Source Code, Binary Program
- Licenses – GNU GPL
- Concept of Copyleft
- Open Source Software and its Difference with Free Software
- Drawbacks of proprietary software
- Free Software and Freeware
- Discussion on how freedom to study and freedom to modify can be used
- Concept of Community
- Development of Software through Free Software community
- Copyright aspects in other areas like Music and Movies
- Commercial aspect of Free Software

4.00 pm
Tea Break

Technical Discussions:

1. Emacs
Emacs is a powerful text editor.

2. Mencoder/ Mplayer
Mplayer is a powerful and versatile Multimedia Player and Mencoder is a audio/ video encoding and Manipulation tool.

3. What is LTSP
Linux Terminal Server Project(LTSP) is a Thin Client/ Diskless Node server.

4. Creating a Bootable USB Storage Device with RMS GNU/Linux
RMS is mostly SLAX, A complete Libre distribution based on slax. Can be used on USB Drives and has a small footprint.

5. Troubleshooting Discussions.


- People were requested to handle small technical discussions for the next meeting.

- All people who came for the Meeting were thanked.

Next meeting : 22/08/2010

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