Free and Open Source Software (FOSS) is increasingly being used by government departments around the world.FOSS provides access to high-quality software, with licenses to use and modify freely, and is usually available free of cost. When government departments consider developing egov applications to improve their services and reach to citizens, FOSS is often a powerful alternative to consider.
ICFOSS conducted a meet namely, FOSS Young Professional Meet 2015 (FYPM 2015) during 21-22 December 2015 at Mascot Hotel, Thiruvananthapuram. The lead theme for the meet is "Internet of Things with Open Source Hardware", reflecting the importance of recent developments in this domain. The event had invited presentations on a variety of emerging areas in "IoT with open source software & hardware"
21-22 Dec 2015, Mascot Hotel, Thiruvananthapuram ICFOSS, organized FOSS Young Professional Meet 2015 on 21 & 22 December 2015 at Mascot Hotel, Trivandrum. The participants were students, fresh graduates, young professionals and start-up companies that are interested in FOSS-based tools and technologies. The lead theme for the FYPM2015 is "Internet of Things with Open Source Hardware", reflecting
(2:00 pm, 17 Aug 2015, Travancore Hall, Technopark) SFLC.IN, in association with ICFOSS, GTECH and TiE Kerala, jointly organized a public lecture on the topic "Software and the Law". Prof. Eben Moglen, Columbia Law School and Ms. Mishi Choudhary from SFLC New York/Delhi were the resource persons.
(5:45 pm, 17 August 2015, CDAC Amphitheatre, Trivandrum) ICFOSS, SFLC.IN, CDAC Trivandrum, IEEE Society for Social Implications of Technology (IEEE-SSIT) and Internet Society Trivandrum Chapter (ISOC-TRV) jointly organized a Discussion on the theme "ETHICS AND EMERGING TECHNOLOGIES" on 17 August 2015, at CDAC Amphitheatre, Vellayambalam, Trivandrum. The speakers were Prof. Eben Moglen from
(10 Aug 2015) The Free Software Foundation, Boston, released a statement in response to the release of Windows 10. Here is a Malayalam translation .
(6-30 June 2015, Technopark, Trivandrum) ICFOSS organized a capacity building Programme on Internet of Things (IoT) during 6-30 June 2015 at ICFOSS office, which included a 3-day Workshop (6-8 June 2015), followed by a live project. Thirty students selected from Engineering Colleges across Kerala participated in the Workshop.
(29 May 2015, India Habitat Centre, New Delhi) ICFOSS, SFLC.IN - Delhi and and Centre for Internet and Society (CIS) - Bangalore, jointly organized a Consultation on the newly-published OSS policy of the Government of India, on 29 May 2015 at the India Habitat Centre, Delhi. Participants included members of the FOSS community from different parts of the country and the representatives of the
(22 May 2015, Mascot Hotel, Thiruvananthapuram) ICFOSS and Centre for Development of Advanced Computing (CDAC), Thiruvananthapuram, jointly organized a half-day consultation on "OSS Policy of Government of India" on 22 May 2015, at Mascot Hotel, Thiruvananthapuram, for Central Government institutions.
(5-7 May 2015, Technopark, Trivandrum) ICFOSS organized an advanced workshop on "Data Mining & Analytics with R" during 5-7 May 2015, Technopark. Dr. Graham Hall, Togaware, Australia, was the resource person.