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Free Software community health check
Submitted by pravi (@pravi) (proposing) on Saturday, 26 December 2015
This is a proposal requesting for someone to speak on this topic. If you’d like to speak, leave a comment.
Technical level: Intermediate
Analyze why we are not creating more passionate Free Software advocates and make plans to fix the situation
Arun M (Free Software Foundation of India) wrote to a few Free Software advocates,
Yesterday, after a long time had a chance to meet with a group of
college students and few school teachers. Impression I get is that
free software movement is loosing its ground in Kerala. Schools have
gone back into routine, colleges moving more to proprietary. Students
not aware of free software. Till last minute no one raised alarm on
KTU. (Thanks to some people in this loop, we got involved last minute)
Understanding of software freedom is rather low, even when use is
increasing(read Ubuntu). With major shifts in technology, issue of
freedom is threatened more than ever. This makes battle forward much
What should we be doing ? sit ideal and watch ? Is there something we
can do about it ? Despite having grown is size why are we moving
I feel something must be done and what ever is happening is because of
our failure. If you feel we should do something abt it. Let us meet
We should sit and discuss how we want to take the Free Software community in Kerala forward.
Passion for Free Software, willing to share time and effort to spred the Free Software philosophy
This will be a panel discussion. If you want to be in the panel please comment below.