The R & D project of the Dept. of Information Technology, Ministry of Communications & Information Technology, Govt. of India, jointly being executed by ICFOSS, CDAC-Chennai and CDAC-Delhi, officially started off with a kick-off meeting held on 14 August 2012 at ICFOSS Office, Technopark, Trivandrum. Representatives of CDAC Chennai, CDAC Delhi and ICFOSS took part. The two-year project has
ICFOSS has decided to adopt the FOSS-based Financial Acccounting System, GNU/Khata, for popularization as a public software resource. GNU/Khata has been developed by a group of programmers led by Mr. Krishnakant Mane, currently working at IIT Bombay, and has been supported by the National Mission on Education through ICT (NME-ICT). Click here for details.
ICFOSS published the first issue of its Open Access Journal, Journal of Free Software and Free Knowledge in March 2012. The journal was launched earlier by Dr. Ramachandran Thekkedath, Vice Chancellor, Cochin University of Science and Technology.
29 Dec 2011. The FOSSK4 Conference concluded in Trivandrum, Kerala, India, this evening. ICFOSS, together with Software Freedom Law Centre, Delhi; IEEE Kerala Section; the Special Interest Group on FOSS (SIG-FOSS) & Trivandrum Chapter of the Computer Society of India; and the FOSS Foundation for Africa, had organized the Fourth International FOSS Conference (FOSSK4) during 27-29 Dec 2011 at
ICFOSS, jointly with the Centre for Earth Science Studies (CESS), Trivandrum, and the International Non Governmental Cooperation Organization for Renewable Energy (INGCORE), are jointly hosting a Consultation on the topic "ICTs and Climate Change" on 19 Nov 2011 at Travancore Hall, Technopark, Trivandrum. The Consultation with bring together scientists, policymakers, NGOs and IT practitioners to
The 4th Governing Body meeting of ICFOSS held on 21 October 2011 and Chaired by the Hon. Minister for Industry, IT and Urban Affairs, Shri P.K. Kunhalikutty in Trivandrum adopted a new Vision and Mission document. The document was based on the recommendations of the Expert Committee appointed earlier, chaired by Prof. Rahul De of IIM Bangalore, the other members being Dr. Sebastian Morris (IIM
The Hon. Minister for IT of the Government of Kerala, Shri P.K.Kunhalikutty, formally launched the 10th Anniversary celebrations of FOSS in India by releasing the anniversary poster, on 27 July 2011 at his chamber at Secretariat, Trivandrum. The Tenth Anniversary celebrations of FOSS in India will take place during July-December 2011 and will be marked by a series of FOSS-centric programmes. The
ICFOSS is launching its open access journal, Journal of Free Software and Free Knowledge, at a function scheduled for 11:00 am on Monday, 12 Sep 2011, at Hotel Mascot, Trivandrum. Dr. Ramachandran Thekkedath, Vice Chancellor, Cochin University of Science and Technology (CUSAT), will be the Chief Guest. Dr. C. Rammanohar Reddy, Editor, Economic and Political Weekly, Mumbai, will deliver the keynote
9 August 2011. ICFOSS convened a Consultation on the topic "Future of FOSS in India". The participants of the consultation—representing a cross-section of stakeholders from the Government, technology organizations, institutions of Higher Education, NGOs, and the FOSS community—outlined their vision for the future of FOSS in their respective domains, highlighting gaps and limitations to be resolved
2 August 2011. The Advanced training programme jointly organized by ICFOSS and the Department of Statistics, University of Kerala, was conducted on 1-2 August 2011, with a very positive response. In all 55 participants consisting of students, faculty, and industry representatives took part in the training programme. It was heartening to note that even some retired faculty members took part in the