Please protest the “Windows 8 Campus Tour”

Microsoft is running “Windows 8 Campus Tour” events at many US universities. We’re inviting free software supporters, associated with the universities in question, to mount simple nondisruptive protests at these events.

This kind of protest is easy to do. Just print copies of and, then stand near the entrance to the event and hand them out to those who enter or pass by. If they ask you for more explanation of the issue, please explain politely. If they are disputacious, you don’t have to argue with them, and we recommend not doing so; you can say, “We appear to have a deep disagreement; see for where we stand.”

It is good to make a sign, especially a tall sign that can rest on the floor leaning against a wall, but you don’t need one. Use few words, and big bold letters, so it is readable from a distance.


Protesting is more fun if two or more people protest together, but one person can do it. If several want to participate, you could divide up the time — those two people for two hours tomorrow, those two for an hour on Monday, etc.

The dates vary from university to university (see the list below), but most of the events have already started. Many end tomorrow, but that still offers time to act. Others continue through next week or even later. Some events already ended, but we deleted them from the list below.

This is an opportunity to spread the word to people who have never heard even a hint of ethical criticism of proprietary software such as Windows.

“Six Days Training Program on Computer Interfaced Science Experiments”

“Six Days Training Program on Computer Interfaced Science Experiments” is scheduled from 28-Apr-2014 to 3-May-2014. The program will cover experiments using expEYES interface, Python programming and some of the Free Software tools for scientific computation.

Physics & electronics teachers from Universities and affiliated colleges may apply. Selected candidates are given travel and accommodation support.

Those who attended the program earlier are requested to forward this mail to others. 

The last date of Online Registration is 26-Feb-2014.


FOSSASIA in Phnom Penh – Feb.28 – Mar.2, 2014

Dear friends,

FOSSASIA event will take place in Phnom Penh at the end of
the month from Feb.28 - Mar.2.

It would be great to see you at the event. There are still a few slots available if you would like add your session to an exciting list of
highlights like:

* Colin Charles will give a keynote about MariaDB, the DB running Wikipedia
* Danh Hong will talk about Google Webfonts and Khmer Keyboard support
* Alex Hecht will talk about FirefoxOS
* Typo3 will send four contributors from Europe
* Fedora will fly in eight ambassadors
* Fam Zheng will talk about New Storage Features in QEMU/KVM
* Cat Allman and Stephanie Taylor will join us from the Google head office
* Michael Cannon will give a workshop about commercial plugin development for WordPress
* Sebastian Helzle will introduce development with Jquery and AngularJS
* Wan Leung Wong from Hong Kong will demonstrate his 3D printer project in action
* Bastian Bittorf will build an OpenWrt based wifi mesh network with participants
* Julia Yuchin Cheng will talk about HpfeedsHoneyGraph for visualizing and ranking malicious websites
* Debian developer Martin Krafft will give a workshop on Debian packaging
* Nguyen Anh Tu will introduce Apache CloudStack
* Ten GSoC students will join us from across Asia
* and many more

Speaker Registration:



Recruitment for the post of “Project Fellow” under TCOF

Applications are invited from Indian nationals for the project No:
TCOF 4 *“Chemo-Informatics,
Structure Based and Molecular Dynamics Approaches for Lead Identification
and Optimization for Infectious Diseases*” or a period of six months and
will be extended for another six months subject to review.


M. Tech. Bioinformatics/ BiotechnologyB. Tech. in Comp. Science M.Tech.M.Sc.
(Bioinformatics, physics, chemistry or maths or statistics),M. Pharm

Join us on January 18-01-2014 to celebrate Education Freedom Day!

Education Freedom Day is a worldwide celebration of Free Educational Resources. Initiated in 2013 by the same organization behind Software Freedom Day it aims at educating the worldwide public about the benefits of using Free Software and Free Educational Resources in education. It also provides an international day to serve as a platform to raise awareness to existing projects and communities around the world as well a encourage participation in local free software and free educational resources initiatives. The non-profit organization Digital Freedom Foundation coordinates EFD at a global level, providing support, giveaways and a point of collaboration, but volunteer teams around the world organize the local EFD events to impact their own communities.\bCategoryEvent2014\b)

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