[Fsf-friends] Gnu/Linux Habba @ Mysore - Register today

Omshivaprakash H L omshivaprakash at gmail.com
Wed Sep 17 14:20:55 IST 2008

GNU/Linux has long been branded as an operating system used by geeks. The
freedom the free software comes with is also arguably more apparent to geeky
users than the normal computer users.

But on Sunday, 21st September, 2008, geeks, non-geeks, users and fans of
GNU/Linux are getting together at the auditorium of Physics Department,
Mysore University to share with you information on this wonderful world of
Free Software (Free as in Freedom) and GNU/Linux. They will explain you what
the freedom in software is about and will introduce you to GNU/Linux.

We invite computer users to take part in the festivities celebrating
GNU/Linux and free software (free as in freedom) where volunteers would not
only show you the applications you could use to do your day to day computing
on GNU/Linux, but also help you install GNU/Linux on your laptop if you
bring one. Free software is not essentially free as in "Free Beer", but
gives you the freedom to change the software that you received or paid for.

If you are frustrated with Viruses on your computer running a proprietary
software, here's your chance to break free from it. GNU/Linux Habba was
started in Bangalore with its first edition in April this year by volunteers
of Sampada Community (http://sampada.net) to not only spread the word about
free software, but also to introduce GNU/Linux to the non-technical computer
users. The first edition organized at Indian Institute of Science, Bangalore
received tremendous response with more than 377 registrations running up to
event. Many participants installed GNU/Linux on their Desktops/Laptops and
learnt how to use Kannada on it. From NGOs to Public sector officials keen
to learn more about GNU/Linux - many people participated in the event.
Following the success of the first edition, the group of volunteers behind
the event decided to extend the festival to other cities in Karnataka,
starting with Mysore. The second edition of GNU/Linux Habba (http://habba.in)
will be on 21st September, 2008 at Physics Department, University of Mysore.

*GNU/Linux* - http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/GNU/Linux
*Free Software* - http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Free_software
*GNU/Linux Habba* – http://habba.in
*Sampada Community* – http://sampada.net

"A well-directed imagination is the source of great deeds"
With Best Regards,
Omshivaprakash.H.L | ಓಂ ಶಿವಪ್ರಕಾಶ್ ಎಚ್. ಎಲ್ | ॐ शिवप्रकाश् एच्. एल्

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