The photos taken during the “Introduction to FLOSS” workshop held today, Saturday, July 22, 2006 at Jaya Engineering College, Thiruninravur, Tamil Nadu, India can be viewed from my /gallery.

Session in progress

It was an introductory session with talks on career opportunities with FLOSS, Free/Libre Open Source Software, and the GNU/Linux desktop.

I would like to thank Prof. Kumaran, HOD, CSD for taking the initiative and following it up. Thanks also to Harish for his correspondence and help.

There were about 200 students during the workshop, and they are very eager to learn using FLOSS. They already have a FLOSS lab setup. The ILUGC mailing list has been provided to them for technical support.

They are planning for an LDD for August 18, 19, 2006 (Friday, Saturday) - will be confirmed by them. It will be open to the public and will be primarily useful to the schools, colleges in and around Thiruninravur, and Chennai.

To those new colleges/schools who haven’t had a taste of FLOSS, I shall provide them with the contact of NRCFOSS, so they can take it further - with support from ILUGC too.