FOSSMeet 2020

FOSSMeet is an annual event at NIT Calicut that brings together the Free and Open Source Community from around the country.

FOSSMeet is the annual Free and Open source software meet at NIT Calicut. We are inviting proposals for talks and workshops at FOSSMeet 2020.

What we are looking for

At FOSSMeet, we allow the attendees(mostly students) to delve into the field of development and free software. We’re inviting proposals for lectures, demos, tutorials, workshops, discussions, and panels for FOSSMeet‘20. Separate proposals will be taken for one-hour sessions by professionals and thirty-minute talks by students. Upvotes will not be considered in the selection procedure.

Fair warning - if the contents of your session is the ‘I am feeling lucky’ result of a Google search, there is little probability of it being accepted. However, we welcome and celebrate every single proposal we receive. Do treat the above as guidelines rather than rules. Looking forward to your suggestions and seeing you folks at FOSSMeet‘20!

Note : Along with your proposal, you must send a 7-10 minute demo video (or a link to video) on any topic of your choice to us at Visit for more details.


Your audience (mostly) comprises of smart GNU/Linux aware individuals.

Important dates

Call for proposals opens: February 19, 2020
Proposal and video submission deadline: March 6, 2020
Proposal acceptance: March 10, 2020
Presentation upload and dry run: March 20, 2020

Contact Us:

For more information about proposals, contact

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Abraham Raji


How I stopped worrying and love the fork bomb.

Submitted Mar 6, 2020

The ageless romantic-comedy of the inanimate text in specific order when transformed into electric signals help us recieve, store, interpret, process and create information, it’s creators, it’s users and their freedom.

  • Guy Fawkes
  • Alan Turing
  • Dennis Ritchie
  • Richard Mathew Stallman
  • Linus Torvalds
  • Bill Gates
  • Steve Jobs
  • Yours truely.


This talk will explain why a lot of things are the way they are in the Free software world. It intends to analyse the past to get a feel for the future.This talk aims to help people (geeks,nerds and common folk alike) connect to the Frees Software Movement and value their freedom and privacy.

  • The Talk begins with Guyfawkes and his act of terrorism.
  • Moves to the tragedy of Alan Turing, The Enigma and Christopher.
  • Transitions into the Hacker Culture, Unix and the under-rated genius behind it- Dennis Ritchie.
  • Pushes foreward into the wierd new printer at MIT and it’s implications.(This is where RMS enters).
  • The Gnu and The Penguin.
  • Wizards Of Silicon Valley.
  • Apache and rise of GNU/Linux.
  • Free Software Sucks.
  • Free Software Rocks.
  • My introduction to FOSS and being a Debian Maintainer.
  • Why the movement is as relevant as it was all those Years ago.


  • Open-Mind.
  • Curiosity.
  • A Heart.
  • Projector, VGA/HDMI Cable.

Speaker bio

Free/Libre Software Enthusiast. Privacy Advocate. “Treat people as you expect to be treated” Advocate. Debian Contributor. Mozillian. Vector Designer.


    • Mastodon:
    • Twitter: @avronraji
    • Github: @avronr
    • GitLab: @avronr


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