Guri is contributing to the National Conference on Free Software and Education, which will be held in Kozhikode during September 10-12, 2010. This conference is organised by:
|Free Software Foundation India|
|National Insitute of Technology, Calicut|
The aim of the event is to present Free Software, from legal aspects to practice, to academics from all over the world. Eminent academics will explain to the audience the concept of Free Software and it's fundamental importance in IT enabled education, including demostrations of software that can be used in higher education.
On 10th evening (from 17 to 18 pm, Indian local time, UTC offset +5.30h) Richard Matthew Stallman, founder of the Free Software Foundation and GNU.org will give a speech about the goals and philosophy of the Free Software Movement, and the status and history of the GNU operating system, which in combination with the kernel Linux is now used by tens of millions of users world-wide. This speech will be part of the National Conference on Free Software and Education. During the final day will be signed a document to drive forward universities to adopt exclusively Free Software.
Some of the speeches will be held by non Indian speakers, who will not be on site. GURI is helping making the videos of the italian speakers that could not reach India for the conference, as well as real-time streaming to let everyone follow the conference online.
To make the videos and implement the streaming we used only Free Software, as well as a free binary container for the videos. You can read more here.