[Fsf-friends] Re: summer school

Ajay Pal Singh Atwal ajaypal@bbsbec.org
Wed Feb 18 15:18:21 IST 2004

> Could someone help Prof Gangavane? Prof, I wish the term used would be
> GNU/Linux (rather than just the kernel's lable of 'Linux', which lacks
> the  strong emphasis on ethics and freedom. FN
> On Sat, 7 Feb 2004, vibhavari vasant pandit wrote:

You would be glad to know that we are organizing a summer school for the
faculty of engineering colleges on 22nd March 2004. "Implementing
Open-source solutions in Educational Institutes" sponsored by Indian
Society for Technical Education (http://isteonline.com)

I am sorry about the Open Word, but when the proposal for the school was
sent we were some what ignorant about the "F" word ;-).

we would be discussing the following topics
(through tutorials, workshops and practicals)

* Introduction: Piracy vs. Freedom.
* GNU/GPLed way for an Educational Institute.
* Propritary Problems and Free Solutions for the Academic Community
(development tools, productivity applications, backoffice work).
* GNU/ Linux as a Low Cost High End Server (Web/ Mail/ Database/ File
* Advanced Technologies (Low-Cost Super Computers based on Freedom S/W,
Providing Web Services).
* Project: Implementation of a GNU/ Linux Academic Server.

Some of the course material is already available online at

May be that would be of some help to the respected professor.
Also we look forward to any changes (though not major) in the topics to be
covered. And any participation is also welcome (through proper channel)


Ajay Pal Singh Atwal
Dept of Computer Sci. & Engg

Thus spake the master programmer:
  "After three days without programming,
   life becomes meaningless."
 - Geoffrey James,
  "The Tao of Programming"

Baba Banda Singh Bahadur Engineering College
Fatehgarh Sahib, Punjab, India

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