Saturday, November 26, 2005 is a useful, social-software tool for sharing your bookmarks. (For more about social software, check this interesting Social Software Blog.) Wikipedia says:
Social software enables people to rendezvous, connect or collaborate through computer-mediated communication and to form online communities. Broadly conceived, this term could encompass older media such as mailing lists and Usenet, but some would restrict its meaning to more recent software genres such as blogs and wikis. Others suggest that the term social software is best used not to refer to a single type of software, but rather to the use of two or more modes of computer-mediated communication to engage in community formation.[1] In this view, people form online communities by combining one-to-one (e.g., email and instant messaging), one-to-many (Web pages and blogs), and many-to-many (wikis) communication modes.[2] In many online communities, real life meetings become part of the communication repertoire. The more specific term collaborative software applies to cooperative work systems.
Also see my links here. In particular, please do take a look at the Free/Libre and Open Source Software links in education and others related to FLOSS.

Tuesday, November 22, 2005

FOSS.IN/2005: Event Schedule is the still-tentative programme of the Bangalore-based major FOSS.In event. Check it out....

Monday, November 21, 2005

ZDNet India has this story Openoffice rollout picks up pace in India which says: The indian government plans to distribute CDs containing Firefox and OpenOffice in all Indian languages in an ambitious project to promote open source. Open source groups are helping the Indian government meet its target of creating open source CDs in all official Indian languages by February 2006. Here's another article from guess-who titled 'Lost in translation: getting India’s languages online' on the website.