FOSSMeet is the annual Free and Open source software meet at NIT Calicut. We are inviting proposals for talks and workshops at FOSSMeet 2018.
Through FOSSMeet, we intend to get the attendees, mostly students, get started with the development and usage of free software. You may propose to conduct a lecture, demo, tutorial, workshop, discussion or panel at FOSSMeet. If the contents of your session is the ‘I am feeling lucky’ result of some Google search, there is low probability that it’ll be accepted. Same applies to proposals titled ‘The absolute beginner introduction to X’ and others on a similar line. On the other hand, if your talk is on some obscure, albeit important, free software project that will go over most students head, this might not be the best platform to deliver that talk. There are always exceptions and we leave that to your judgement. If our audience wants it, we’ll try our best to accommodate it. Of course, if you find people interested in your proposal, you can always call a BoF. We are all for BoF’s! :)
Take the above with a pinch of salt. They are no s̶t̶r̶i̶c̶t̶ ̶r̶u̶l̶e̶s̶, only guidelines. All your proposals are welcome and we celebrate every single one that we receive! :D Looking forward to see you folks here.
Your audience (mostly) comprises of smart, above average, GNU/Linux aware students.
Call for proposals opens: Oct 23, 2017
Proposal submission deadline: Jan 2, 2018
Proposal acceptance: Jan 18, 2018
Presentation upload: Feb 5, 2018
For more information about speaking and proposals, contact email@example.com.
Defending Privacy and Digital Democracy; Political existance of Free and Open Software Software
India is a country that considers privacy as a fundamental right, but is it protected in the digital world? While it being a close to impossible task to make a policy on Privacy on digital world, how can we make sure our rights are not being tampered? Why a software should be free (as in freedom) should be the minimum condition for being a secure choice? This talk will briefly go through the threats and what are the Free Software solutions that respects your privacy and maintains Digital Democracy.
- Current state of Privacy.
- Why Privacy should be the debate of the century.
- How to defend your digital freedom.
- Free software alternatives in social media.
- Brief introdction about Ring, Riot, Jitsi, Diaspora, Signal and Mastodon
- Companies with a freesoftware policy.
- Net neutrality and digital freedom.
No requirements. But if you bring a Mobile or Laptop, its possible to install your desired software and we can make a fossmeet chat group in riot.
Kannan V M, Freelance web developer, Freesoftware contributor and promoter, Political Activist, Wikipedia/media contributor.. etc. etc.