Free software is a matter of freedom, not cost. It is a matter of
liberty, not price. The word `free' in free software has a
similar meaning as in free speech, free people and
free country and should not be confused with its other meaning
associated with zero-cost. Think of free software as software which
is free of encumbrances, not necessarily free of cost. Think of it as
FSF India is a non-profit organisation committed to advocating,
promoting and propagating the use and development of swatantra
software in India. Our goal is to ensure the long term adoption of
free software, and aim for the day when all software will be free.
This includes educating people about software freedom and convincing
them that it is the freedom that matters. We regard non-free software
as a problem to be solved, not as a solution to any problem.
Cyberscape ,the company which released the first set of Indic fonts under GPL has withdrawn some of the fonts due to
possible copyright issues.
Cyberscape ,which released the Akruti fonts under GPL has withdrawn the following fonts due to possible copyright issues.
Devnagari - dev1-n.ttf and dev1-b.ttf
Gujarati - guj2-n.ttf and guj2-b.ttf
Bengali - bng1-n.ttf and bng1-b.ttf
Kannada - knd2-n.ttf and knd2-b.ttf
Tamil - tml2-n.ttf and tml2-b.ttf
Telugu - tlg1-n.ttf and tlg1-b.ttf
Punjabi - pnj1-n.ttf and pnj1-b.ttf
Oriya - ori2-n.ttf and ori2-b.ttf
Malayalam - mal1-n.ttf and mal1-b.ttf
FSF-India discourages the use of the above mentioned fonts for your work, particularly GPL based work.
We regret for the inconvenience caused.
Classification of Free Software as a World Cultural Heritage
APRIL and FSF Europe set up a working group to have Free Software
classified as an intangible world cultural heritage by UNESCO.
Free Software magazine by Mahatma Gandhi Antarrashtriya Hindi Vishwavidyalaya
The Laboratory in Informatics for the Liberal Arts(LILA) of the Mahatma Gandhi Antarrashtriya Hindi Vishwavidyalaya(Hindivishwa) has published a Bilingual Magazine on Free Software.
Sankarshan Mukhopadhyay has posted a nice article giving the details of Richard Stallman's speech in Kolkata.
RMS was scheduled to speak on "The Free Software Movement and the GNU/Linux Operating System".Details
RMS,will be in India from 13th Feb. to 25th Feb.Various talks have been organized(Updated details)
Symbiosis Institute of Computer Studies & Research(SICSR),Pune ,under its annual Unify Festival has organized the first "GNUnify - The All India Free Software Festival".
November 16, 2002
IT@School project, Kerala: FSUG-Kochi submits memorandum
The Free Software User Group, Kochi, today sumitted a memorandum to
the Government of Kerala regarding the choice of software and syllabus
prescribed for the IT@School project:
"[W]e submit that implementation of the scheme as it is would harm the
long term interests of our State, the general public and the Country. There would be very serious violation of our citizens' basic legal
and constitutional rights. ... We wish, by this
letter, to bring to your kind attention, the following issues and
request you to remedy them without further delay." Read the full memo...
FSF India website revamped
We need help with the development and maintenance of the website.
FSF India becomes a legal entity
The Free Software Foundation of India has been registered as a
non-profit company under Section 25 of the Companies Act, 1956.
Please send inquiries about FSF India to gnu at gnu.org.in
You can also reach us at:
The Free Software Foundation of India
TC-27/2207, CHIRAKULAM ROAD,
THIRUVANANTHAPURAM - 695 001,
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