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[News] Nepal Will Celebrate Free Software Amid Local Transformation

  • Subject: [News] Nepal Will Celebrate Free Software Amid Local Transformation
  • From: Roy Schestowitz <newsgroups@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Mon, 03 Sep 2007 12:05:29 +0100
  • Newsgroups: comp.os.linux.advocacy
  • Organization: Netscape / schestowitz.com
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Software Freedom Day to be marked

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| This is the third year that Nepal is celebrating Software Freedom Day (SFD).


The nation wishes to move to Free software and Linux. The only barrier is
Microsoft, which conveniently turns a blind eye to piracy.


NepaLinux 2.0 Released

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| Madan Puraskar Pustakalaya released the localized Linux Distribution,
| NepaLinux 2.0 .


Kids In Jiri Love XO [One Laptop per Child]!

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| All in all, the day was a huge success and another significant step
| in raising awareness of XO and just how valuable it can and will
| be to the children of Nepal!


Founder of OpenContent at FKK Special

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| FOSS Ka Kura a.k.a FKK is a monthly open-discussion program
| organized by FOSS Nepal Community, where FOSSians can discuss about
| FOSS, FOSS applications, Localization, GNU/Linux, etc. The main
| objective of this program is to create public awareness about
| FOSS applications and developing a Free/Open Source Community in
| Nepal. The Free/Open Source Community could involve a wide range
| of people ranging from experts, enthusiasts, FOSS advocates and so on.
| This program was formerly known as Linux Ka Kura and was organized
| by Madan Puraskar Pustakalaya (MPP).


FOSS Essentials Training conducted in Nepal

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| The key objective was to create an awareness about FOSS among
| general computer users, promote the use of FOSS and to build a
| network of FOSS practitioners and trainers in Nepal.
| FOSS Essentials Training 2007 was jointly organized by FOSS
| Nepal Community and the Center for International Cooperation
| for Computerization (CICC), Singapore. The event was supported
| by National Information Technology Center (NITC, Nepal), and
| Madan Puraskar Pustakalaya (MPP, Nepal).


Nepalese NGO Releases Localised Open CD

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| After the release of two different versions of NepaLinux, a
| localized Linux Distribution in Nepali, the development of
| the Nepali OpenCD 1.0 is yet another attempt of Madan Puraskar
| pustakalaya for promoting the usage of localized Free and Open
| Source Software in the region.


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