Consultation on "Future of FOSS in India"

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

Advanced Training on GNU/R Completed

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

Advanced Training on GNU/R Announced

28 July 2011. ICFOSS and the Department of Statistics, University of Kerala, are jointly organizing an advanced training programme for GNU/R, the FOSS-based package for statistical analysis and visualization. The audience for the programme consists of students, faculty from the Kerala University and colleges, and representatives from the IT Industry. The faculty for the programme is Dr. Sudha

Tenth Anniversary Celebrations of FOSS in India

27 July 2011. 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 this evening at the Secretariat, Trivandrum, by handing it over to Shri Satish Babu, Director, ICFOSS. The Tenth Anniversary celebrations of FOSS in India are scheduled to take place during July-December

Expert Committee Appointed

12 May 2011. The Governing Body of ICFOSS, in their meeting on 12 May 2011, appointed an Expert Committee with the mandate of carrying out a Visioning exercise for ICFOSS. The Expert Committee consists of Prof. Rahul De (IIM Bangalore, Prof. Sebastian Morris (IIM Ahmedabad), Dr. Sunil Mani (Centre for Development Studies, Thiruvananthapuram) and Shri Soman Nair (CDS, Thiruvananthapuram). It may be

ICFOSS Inaugurated

24 February 2011. ICFOSS was formally inaugurated by the Hon. Chief Minister,Government of Kerala, Shri V. S. Achuthanandan, on 24 February 2011. The inaugural function that took place at 12:00 pm at Hotel Mascot, Thiruvananthapuram, was chaired by the Worshipful Mayor of Trivandrum, Advocate K. Chandrika, and was attended by Shri Palayam Rajan, Councilor; Smt. Leelamma Issac, Councilor; Shri