OOXML – All Microsoft did to get it through in India

June 5, 2008

Prof. Deepak Phatak, IIT Mumbai sharing all he faced for taking a stance against OOXML at his blog: http://deepakphatak.blogspot.com/2008/05/this-is.html

Words of courage and encouragement.


Party time with Ubuntu…

June 1, 2008

We had a pleasant memorable time with Ubuntu Enthusiasts (eight of us) who turned out at Hotel Woodlands, TTK Road yesterday evening.

Shortly,

Let more hands Join - Badri's shoot1) We launched the Ubuntu Kaippidi Thozhar Scheme. Dakshinamoorthy from
Virugambakkam was the first one.

2) We donated 10$ each to Drupal association & Wikimedia Foundation. (We use
both these tools in our Web-site http://ubuntu-tam.org)

3) Shared Ubuntu 8.04 Hardy Heron CDs with Participants

4) Discussed a variety of Subjects. Approach FOSS community has to around the table - badri's twitteradopt to take Free Software to masses, Need for development of indigenous Softwares and common topics were also part of the discussion.

This entry also marks the entry of Ubuntu Tamil Team into its third year. So far we have been primarily focussing on Translations (Both GNOME & KDE), advocacy etc., its time that we have to start reaching out to some useful contributions in development as well..

Other related links:

Blog by Srinivasan: http://goinggnu.wordpress.com/2008/06/01/party-with-ubuntu/

Photos by Srinivsan: http://picasaweb.google.com/tshrinivasan/UbuntuParty

The photos in this post are taken by Badri. Thanks to him.