ICFOSS is an Autonomous Institution under the Government of Kerala, mandated with the objectives of co-ordinating FOSS initiatives within Kerala. ICFOSS is also linking up with FOSS initiatives in other parts of the world in order to push the agenda of promoting democratic access to information and knowledge through equitable models of production and distribution of software in particular and
ICFOSS organised a Masters' Training Programme in GNU/Linux for forming a group of experts as Master Trainers to handle the training on FOSS. The training was on 20th and 21st of April 2016 at ICFOSS office from 10.00 am – 4.00 pm. The programme was free of cost. There were 15 persons from different organisations participated in the programme. The subject matter dealt with in the programme was the
ICFOSS organized a 2 day workshop on Information Delivery Systems for Academic and Research Institutions (IDSARI), at ICFOSS, Technopark, Trivandrum on 22nd and 23rd April 2016. This programme was directed at the staff of Educational and Research institutions in general, and Programme Officers/Course Co-ordinators, Teachers, Librarians and students in particular, to equip the participants with
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.