ILUG-Cochin Meeting on 27th January 2012

Warm Greetings To The Free Software Community

Indian Libre User Group is spreading Free Software awareness in society through its regular monthly meetings ( 4th Sunday of every month ),conducted since 1997. ILUG Cochin ( is holding its regular meeting for this month on Sunday, 27th January 2013.

The Details are as follows

Date : 27/01/2013, 27th January, Sunday

Time : 2pm – 5:30pm

Venue : Internet Club
IInd Floor, AMI Trust Bldg,
Broadway Enclave,Broadway,
Location: Behind Allappat Super Shoppe,On top of SBT Treasury wing

Meeting Schedule
1. Introduction to Free Software and GNU Movement
2. Agenda : Forensics with Ext4
3. Technical Discussions
4. Q&A Session

A Map showing the venue is available at :

Directions to reach venue:

Get answers to your questions about the meeting at:

For further information contact :
Tel:+91 9447111771 – JayJacob
Tel:+91 484 4025077 (Venue)


1. Introduction to Free Software

We start of with our regular discussion on the concepts and philosophy of the Free Software Movement and related topics.

2. Agenda : Forensics with Ext4

Finding out more about File system vulnerability detection tools to understand the file system compromises and tools, the benefits of being protected will be discussed. File system attacks can be minimised by file
system analysis & security measures.

3. Technical Discussions

Attendees will discuss and/or present topics of interest. They will share their knowledge by handling small sessions to make up the Technical Session part of the Meeting.

4. Q&A Session

This would be used to answer doubts that users have concerning Free Software.

We look forward to your participation for this exciting meeting. Hope to meet you all on Sunday.

Thank You

Indian Libre User Group, Cochin

December 2010 Meeting Details

Warm Greetings To The Free Software Community,

The meeting of the “Indian Libre User Group” was held on December 26 2010 successfully.(4th Sunday of Every Month)

Following is a brief snapshot of the meeting.

Date: 26-12-2010
Time: 2:00pm – 5.30pm
Venue: Internet Club, IInd Floor, AMI Trust Building,
Broadway Enclave, Broadway, Ernakulam
Attendance : 13


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

2.15pm – 3.15pm

– Brief Introduction to ILUG Cochin and its activities.
– How to be a part of ILUG Cochin.

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
  • 32bit vs 16bit machines
  • 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
  • Discussion on how freedom to study and freedom to modify can be used
  • Concept of Community
  • Development of Software through Free Software community
  • Funding
  • Commercial Model
  • Creative Commons

3.15pm- 4.00pm

Agenda :

Discussions on things that happened in the Free Software Community in 2010.

  • Android and other Free / Open Source Operating Systems on the Mobile Platforms
  • Explosion of Mobile and Hand Held devices like Netbooks, Tablets. Need for Free Software on these Platforms.
  • LibreOffice and the Document Foundation
  • – Diaspora Social Networking
  • Free Software social Networking platforms –
  • UNESCO study of Free Software in Kerala
  • Issues concerning privacy, freedoms.

4.00 pm

Tea Break

Technical Discussions:

1. Tiny core linux
Tinycore linux is a small 10MB distro. The presentation talked about how to use tinycore linux and its possibilities.

2. Tiddly Wiki
Tiddlywiki is a web based notebook application, that uses client side scripting to store information in the same file. The presentation talked about using tiddlywiki to store notes.
audio/ video encoding and Manipulation tool.

3. Using Fdisk

Fdisk is a console utility for managing partitions.

6. Diaspora
Discussion on using diaspora.

5. Troubleshooting Discussions.



– People were requested to handle small technical discussions for the next
meeting. (suggestions from attendees: Diaspora, kernel programming, network simulators)

– All people who came for the Meeting were thanked.

Thanks to all the attendees for coming and they are requested to put their feedback on the mailing list so we can improve future meetings.

Next meeting : 23/01/2011

Details of the meeting available on the web site at

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