FOSSMeet ‘24 is the seventeenth edition of NIT Calicut’s Free and Open Source Software event aimed at creating awareness and encouraging the use of free and open source software. The event includes a wide array of workshops, talks, hackathons, tech competitions, discussions and a lot more.
Our call for proposals is open, inviting a broad spectrum of content formats: lectures, demos, tutorials, workshops, and discussions. We have slots for both experienced professionals and bright student minds.
But this isn’t your run-of-the-mill event; it’s where innovation intersects with inspiration. We’re not just looking for speakers; we’re on the hunt for visionaries. If you’ve got a fresh take on open source or a unique viewpoint, we want to hear your story.
While we applaud your creative flair, let’s ensure it orbits within the open-source universe. Proposals should revolve around open-source software, development, or related fields. While we value diversity, your topic should connect with the audience. Aim for the sweet spot—engaging yet comprehensible, unique but not excessively obscure. And here’s the deal: We won’t be counting upvotes in our selection process.
Join us at FOSSMeet’24, where innovation, inspiration, and open-source excellence converge. We eagerly await your proposals!
Poorna - The complete Malayalam Unicode character set keyboard
Poorna is an extended Inscript / Remington keyboard layout which is available in Windows, GNU/Linux, Mac and Android. It contains all Malayalam Unicode characters.
Inscript and Remington are the two traditional keyboard layouts widely used by DTP operators and government officials to key-in Malayalam script. Current Unicode character set includes several archaic Malayalam characters including dot reph, Malayalam numerals, fractions, signs etc. But these newly encoded characters are not available in the traditional Inscript / Remington layouts available in the leading operating systems.
We initiated a project which aims to fill this gap in order to help the wide range of users who want to key-in all these full set of Malayalam Unicode characters. The potential users of these keyboard layouts include DTP operators, Government officials, Academicians, Students and so on.
We extended these layouts including the complete set of Unicode Malayalam code points and released in GNU/GPL license as follows:-
- Poorna Extended Inscript for GNU/Linux
- Poorna Extended Inscript for Windows
- Poorna Extended Inscript for Mac
- Poorna Extended Inscript in Indic Keyboard for Android
- Poorna Extended Remington for GNU/Linux
- Poorna Extended Remington for Windows
- Poorna Extended Remington for Mac
December 25th 2023 (Christmas) was the 1st anniversary of this project.