I would like to thank the team of “Tuxedo 2005”, Sri Jayachamarajendra College of Engineering, Mysore, Karnataka, India for the opportunity and hospitality offered during the two-day workshop held between November 12-13, 2005.


Thanks to Joy, Chairman, IEEE-SJCE Student Branch for working with me for the past one month (answering all my queries :), and the student volunteers for taking good care of us, and doing the needful during the occasion. Special thanks to Dr. C. R. Venugopal (IITB), who has taken so much initiative, and continues to motivate SJCE students into FLOSS. Thanks to Aanjhan, Ramanraj and Bharathi for their talks and company.

SJCE, has Dr. C. R. Venugopal (CRV), Coordinator IIPC, Staff Advisor, IEEE, who has guided students in the past and continues to guide them with FLOSS. Under his guidance they have done projects on RTOS, minix and GNU/Linux.

HP, Bangalore selects students from SJCE to do their Free Software projects. This is only for final year students. As usual, I insisted working on Free Software projects during their course. CRV also works closely with Texas Instruments, Bangalore in getting projects for their students so they can get hands-on experience.

Bharathi began day one (Saturday) with a session on “GNU, FSF”. In the afternoon, Ramanraj spoke about “CALPP and AI”. The quiz prelims and finals were conducted the same day.

Ramanraj session

Aanjhan spoke about “Embedded GNU/Linux” on day two (Sunday). They had a “virtual treasure hunt” contest for students on Sunday. I spoke on “Careers with GNU/Linux” and “Free Software for Engineers” in the afternoon. We screened the movie Revolution OS in the evening.

We have decided to have more collaboration between Chennai and Mysore LUGS, and probably conduct lot of contests for students to make them do practical stuff and get hands-on experience. We can plan install fests, hack fests, coding contests etc.

The photos taken during Tuxedo 2005 can be viewed from my /gallery.