FOSSMeet 2020

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

Mujeeb Rahman k


Media Self-reliance and FOSS

Submitted Mar 4, 2020

The story of how newspaper organisation in Kerala( Janayugom) completely switched their work flow to FOSS including pre press works and accountings. Building a Kubuntu based custom distro Janayugom GNU/ Linux as their main OS and Scribus for layouting purpose.

Moving from proprietary software to Gimp, Inkscape, Krita, Libre office, etc for their other needs. The talk is about the journey of migration, the challenges and the results.

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  • How The journey started
  • Migration plan
  • Problems
  • Importance of FOSS
  • intial trials
  • Distro based on Gnu/Linux
  • Training
  • Media Summit on Self-Reliant publishing by Kerala Media Academy
  • Future of FOSS in Media


Projector, HDMI Cable, Internet connection, Wireless Microphones, Power Supply

Speaker bio

Mujeeb Rahman is managing partner and co-founder of alphafork. he is a full stack web developer, Android Developer and python expert.Speaker about malayalam computing, unicode, django framework, running a blog and youtube channel based on FOSS


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