FOSSMeet 2019

FOSSMeet is an annual event at NIT Calicut that brings together the Free and Open Source Community from around the country.

What can the education system learn from FOSS?

Submitted by Jagannath Bhat (@jagannathbhat) on Jan 3, 2019

Section: Student Technical level: Beginner Status: Rejected


Open Education is a philosophy on how educational resources should be produced and shared. It derives from the need to make high-quality knowledge accessible to everyone. It shares a lot of resemblence with FOSS.

My talk aims to spread the idea of Open Education and Open Educational Resources by drawing a parallel between Open Education and FOSS.


FOSS is more than just software licensing Open Education Open Educational Resources Benefits of making educational resources Why the world needs Open Education right now Challenges to overcome


Basic knowledge on FOSS and lot’s of curiosity

Speaker bio

I’m an engineering student who loves teaching. But I don’t like the way the Indian education system is setup. I’ve been learning about the faults of the educational system and alternative systems that can replace the current system. I was shown the FOSS way by an online community for FOSS advocacy in Tech education - BEARly ( and I have been an active admin of the online community since. (Last October, I officially became a contributor to one of my favorite projects - NodeJS; #HumbleBrag). All this led me to discover the Open Education philosophy and I’ve been researching on it ever since.



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