Learning, teaching, learning… Free Software


At the August 2008 GNU/LUG (GNU/Linux Users’ Group) meet in Miramar, Goa, participants share knowledge and ideas about Stellarium, the astronomical free software product. An example of how teaching and learning, and the sharing of useful knowledge, happens at a Free/Libre and Open Source Software network. Check it out. Blogged with the Flock Browser Tags: software, GNU/Linux, ilug-goa, miramar, goa, india, software skills, learning models Continue reading Learning, teaching, learning… Free Software

Museolog’ is a web-driven software system for cataloging museum information


‘Museolog’ is a web-driven software system for cataloging museum information. It is an advanced tool for museum records management, based on the international standards. It was developed by EUROCLID within UNESCO HeritageNet project, and localised by the non-governmental organisations Open Systems. Using this software, initial functions of input and editing of museum catalogues are provided what has been described as “a modern intuitive graphical interface using forms and menus.” Contents [hide] 1 Managing museum objects 2 Searching the museum 3 More functions 4 Versions available 5 External links // [edit] Managing museum objects Museolog allows creating a record across several … Continue reading Museolog’ is a web-driven software system for cataloging museum information

Mayank Sharma’s blog…


GeekyBodhi.net is my techie colleague Mayank Sharma’s blog. Check it out… found an interesting interview with the founder of distrowatch.com on it… This is what Mayank writes: Hello. Welcome to my little 50Meg corner on the web. I am Mayank Sharma, writer, programmer, student, and more 🙂 I have been writing on technology, especially free and open software,for the past five years. During this period I helped launch SouthAsia’s leading FLOSS monthly LINUX For Youas its Assistant Editor. I am currently busy putting together aweb-based publication devoted to Localization, Education and FLOSSmigration. Besides writing, I love to hack also, my … Continue reading Mayank Sharma’s blog…

BOOK REVIEW: Building clouds… in cyberspace


— Building Tag Clouds in Perl and PHP Jim Bumgardner O’Reilly Ebook in PDF format 2006 ISBN: 0596527942 Pp 48 $9.99 US, $12.99 CAN http://www.oreilly.com/catalog/tagclouds/ — Tag clouds? What are those? O’Reilly’s new e-book ‘Building Tag Clouds in Perl and PHP’ by Jim Bumgardner explains a concept every serious user of cyberspace would have at least heard of. Says Bumbardner: “Tag clouds are everywhere on the Web these days. First popularized by the web sites Flickr, Technorati, and del.icio.us, these amorphous clumps of words now appear on a slwe of web sites as visual evidence of their membership in the … Continue reading BOOK REVIEW: Building clouds… in cyberspace

Digg.com & TOI: Delhi Government Adopts OOo and ODF in place of MS Office


Interesting story, which came up via Digg.com: Delhi Government Phases Out MS Office, Adopts Free ODF-Based Office Suites To Save Licence Fee. Digg.com’s posts adds,”LIC (HUGE insurance co that moved to RHL from Windows), Delhi HC & Nirvachan Sadan (Election Commission Office) Set To Follow. It was costing Rs 24 Lac pa (US$ 52k, equal to 10x ave of annual salary of engg. Bachelors recruited by any top IT co. in India).” Check the original story from the Times of India epaper. Only regret: there could be better reasons for opting for Free Software! Continue reading Digg.com & TOI: Delhi Government Adopts OOo and ODF in place of MS Office