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Aseem Sharma writes that improving the state of education and making children better learners is a human endeavor. It requires understanding the behavior of children, what motivates them, and what demotivates them. Technology solutions based on open data can strengthen and fuel that human endeavor... Read more
0 comments Posted 23 Oct 2014 by Aseem Sharma Feed
In February 2014, the Government of India declared the South Asian language Odia as the 6th classical language of India which is one among 22 scheduled languages of India and has a literary heritage of more than 5,000 years. There are documents for more than 3,500 years, and the rest are... Read more
4 comments Posted 22 Oct 2014 by Subhashish Panigrahi Feed
Mozilla organized two national events in India during the month of June this year: Indic FirefoxOS L10n Sprint 2014 and Mozcamp Beta 2014.
0 comments Posted 13 Jul 2014 by Subhashish Panigrahi Feed
open source language
The National e-Governance Plan (NeGP) of the government of India strives to make all government services available to the citizens through the use of Information Communications Technology applications. The FUEL Project in an initiative to do just that; it provides linguistic resources needed for... Read more
4 comments Posted 15 May 2014 by Rajesh Ranjan (Red Hat) Feed
Creative Commons license
I began working with the Wikimedia Foundation in January 2012 for program and community support in India. With the Centre for Internet and Society's Access To Knowledge program, we focus on open access for scholarly publications to help communities enrich Wikipedia entries for Indic languages.... Read more
0 comments Posted 2 May 2014 by Subhashish Panigrahi Feed
open source bridge digital divide
I vividly remember my first experience using the Internet in 2000. The amount of information I was hit with by typing my first search term, university, was far beyond my wildest imaginations. This plethora of knowledge filled my mind with wonder, excitement, and enlightenment. I suddenly had the... Read more
0 comments Posted 18 Sep 2013 by Aseem Sharma Feed
open education india
India is the second biggest market for MOOCs (massive open online courses) in the world, following the US. In time, however, India may surpass the US. After all, India's population is second to China's and India is third in terms of university enrollment worldwide; respectively the US and China are... Read more
2 comments Posted 29 Aug 2013 by Carolyn Fox Feed
rupee
Free and open source software (FOSS) plays an indispensable role in developing countries. As it is often a substitute for more expensive proprietary software, it can impact the economy and progress of a country, like India, in a very positive way.
4 comments Posted 3 Sep 2012 by Aahit Feed
Parallels between open source and education
Education, infrastructure development, and the democratization of media are the three key sectors on which progression of any society depends. In the United States in particular, and the western world in general, the foundations of world leadership were laid when the country channeled massive... Read more
9 comments Posted 18 Jul 2012 by Aseem Sharma Feed
FUDCon Pune
Day I, Friday, November 4, 2011 I arrived early on day I of FUDCon Pune 2011 to help with the registration desk. We had different counters for speakers and volunteers, and for delegates. Fedora banners were placed at various seminar locations on campus to indicate where the talks and sessions were... Read more
0 comments Posted 22 Nov 2011 by Shakthi Kannan Feed

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