31 December 2010

[OT] Thank you from the Wikimedia Foundation

You can support wikipedia by just donating even 100 Rupee too.
We spend a good amount of money for various things even a small book
will cost you 100+.
Please donate wikipedia as you have used a good amount of article from it.
Please share to your friends.

---------- Forwarded message ----------
From: Sue Gardner
Date: Fri, Dec 31, 2010 at 2:41 PM
Subject: Thank you from the Wikimedia Foundation
To: Narendra S

Dear Narendra,

Thank you for your gift of USD 2.00 to the Wikimedia Foundation,
received on December 31, 2010. I’m very grateful for your support.
Your donation celebrates everything Wikipedia and its sister sites
stand for: the power of information to help people live better lives,
and the importance of sharing, freedom, learning and discovery. Thank
you so much for helping to keep these projects freely available for
their more than 400 million monthly readers around the world.

Your money supports technology and people. The Wikimedia Foundation
develops and improves the technology behind Wikipedia and nine other
projects, and sustains the infrastructure that keeps them up and
running. The Foundation has a staff of about fifty, which provides
technical, administrative, legal and outreach support for the global
community of volunteers who write and edit Wikipedia.
Many people love Wikipedia, but a surprising number don't know it's
run by a non-profit. Please help us spread the word by telling a few
of your friends.

And again, thank you for supporting free knowledge.

Sincerely Yours,

Sue Gardner
Executive Director

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By- Narendra Sisodiya

30 December 2010

Seedkit = Gnome + HTML5

I just found an interesting project - Seedkit.
I have not tried but It says -
Blending Web technologies with Gnome mature and complete stack is an
opportunity that deserve to be investigated. In this context, SeedKit
offer ways to define native applications user interfaces with fully
standard technologies. The recent breakthroughs of HTML5/CSS3/JS makes
it a very compelling UI definition and design opportunity and has huge
base of authoring tools and developers.

I like it license
libseedkit is licenced under the LGPL 2+ terms.
seedkit-viewer is licenced under the GPL 2+.

read also -
Here is the Tutorial -

By- Narendra Sisodiya

My FOSS Library

│    Narendra Sisodiya

By- Narendra Sisodiya

27 December 2010

For Indian Debian Lovers like me - Please join its mailing list

Please join Indian Debian mailing list -

I am now migrating from Ubuntu to Debian because Debian give all things which ubuntu provide in a stable form.
Debian has three branch
1) Stable
2) Testing
3) Unstable..

Ubuntu and other product are derived from Unstable branch and meant for mass testing,
Ubuntu never cared about bug and stick to time table, the famous 10/10/10 release were having bugs and they released because they wanted to release it on time.

Above all, I do not to live with a OS which is controlled by a company who is targeting on MacOS. Look and feel and behavior of ubuntu is going towards mac os.
I want to devote my rest of the life for advocating and improving Debian in India.

Those who want a better look and feel can try latest mint which is also based on debian  -

By- Narendra Sisodiya

Post event Photos of evening hangout and social gathering at Delhi-NCR FOSS Geek Meetup

25 December 2010

[trick] search package from list of available

add this to your ~/.bashrc file

apt-get-search() {
aptitude search $1  | sed -e 's/^i.*//g' | sed '/^$/d'

close and open the terminal again [or just source ~/.bashrc]

After that you will be able to search like

apt-get-search games
apt-get-search hindi
apt-get-search graphics

this trick has been added to schoolOS bashrc bydefault..

By- Narendra Sisodiya

5 INR or 0.111 USD , learning device for kids for counting numbers.

I am sending pic of daughter my my maid. she was getting bore, so I gave a inchtape. Inchtape is a common tool for measuring length. It cost Rs 5 (5 INR =0.111 USD). I do not know somebody have used it is tool for learning counting, but I instructed her to learn counting from this device.. Some pic are attached..

By- Narendra Sisodiya

24 December 2010

Please do not use Flash Browser ! It is not belongs to web. Use HTML5

have you heard about - ? This is a plugin which give you power of chrome browser inside IE. So basically this kind of act is fooling a browser and load their browser. Google did in right way, They first made Browser and then a plugin to encourage HTML5. Adobe did in wrong way. They create a new technology (http+flash) which is not (http+html). They created a browser, but they released as plugin to infect all browsers.

Somehow Adobe's definition of "FlashPlayer" also says "Adobe® Flash® Player is a cross-platform browser-based application runtime"

Adobe wanted to make a better web by replacing the html technology. Which was a wrong method. You should not create close protocol and close software to replace open protocols. One can always enhance open protocols.
What Adobe and Microsoft do, we call it a monopoly.

On my desk, I have 100+ CD, created by Madhya Pradesh for school student, See the Pic attached ,
A huge money was invested to create these CDs, all these CDs, contains flash flies. I cannot play these files without using flash player.. Adobe always release newer version of flash browser and everybody has to upgrade, All old content , like these 100+ CDs of govt will become a waste.

So, Please uninstall flash and tell everybody not to use flash.

By- Narendra Sisodiya

Assam Promote Free and OpenSource Software + Ubuntu

Times of India , Delhi edition , Friday, 24 December 2010 page 21 has this beautiful image -

By- Narendra Sisodiya

23 December 2010

इस मोनॉपली को सहते रहोगे कब तक ?

इस मोनॉपली को
सहते रहोगे कब तक ?
वक्त आ गया है
उतर जाओ सड़क पर
वक्त आ गया है
भीड़ जाओ सरकार से
आओ यारो, जमा हो जाए
मिलकर आवाज़ उठाए
और लोगो को बतलाए
हम FOSS की दुनिया के वासी है.
हम  OpenSource की दुनिया के वासी है.
हम GNU/Linux को उपयोग करते है.
हम OpenStandards की बाते करते है.
हम Virus Free लाइफ जीते है.

By- Narendra Sisodiya

Directorate of Technical Education Maharashtra - a shameless body of India which support IE browser.

There are student who want to apply for MBA - but if you open the page 
from Firefox, then you will get this message 

Sorry, this Application is Supported only on IE6, IE7 & IE8.

SHAME ON YOU Directorate of Technical Education Maharashtra
SHAME ON YOU Directorate of Technical Education Maharashtra
SHAME ON YOU Directorate of Technical Education Maharashtra
SHAME ON YOU Directorate of Technical Education Maharashtra
SHAME ON YOU Directorate of Technical Education Maharashtra

---------- Forwarded message ----------
Date: Thu, Dec 23, 2010 at 7:34 PM
Subject: [LUG@IITD:10951] Directorate of Technical Education Maharashtra

I don't know how should I react on DTE shameful act, even don't know
what influenced dte to do this kind of deed.
According to them only those applicants who use IE can apply for their
exams and no space for foss community at all.
try this link

can we ask DTE what's the reason behind this ?

By- Narendra Sisodiya

Announcing Delhi-NCR FOSS Geek Meetup on 26 Dec 2010

After a long waiting time, we have FOSS Meetup at Delhi-NCR.
All the details are given at
If you have any question, Please ask,
you can also attend and discuss FOSS with us.
Please note that, the idea is not for have presentation or seminar. The idea is to have discussion and Talk between us and what we each are doing.
Total 6 Talk/discussion are listed so far

Arulalan - Python/Ruby Intro Class
Kalpana Mehta -  "Implementing open source in school : Obstacles and our Approach"
Narendra Sisodiya -  Roadmap for those who want to promote FOSS, success and failure of some projects so far
Gaurav Paliwal - Commercial aspect in E-Gov using OpenSource.
Ankur Anand (anky) - MeeGO & QT
Zareef Ahmed -  Drupal and its future prospects & Role of a "Drupal Designer"
Gaurav Paliwal - Why adopt Debian and forget Ubuntu.

Those who are there on fecebook can RSVP on  {This is optional}
Please RSVP only when you are attending.

By- Narendra Sisodiya

Delhi-NCR FOSS Geek Meetup on 26 Dec 2010

Delhi-NCR FOSS Geek Meetup

 Date : 26 Dec 2010 {Sunday}
Time : 1 pm to 5 pm 

Venue : Seminar Hall, Vivekananda Kendra
 Vivekananda International Foundation
3,San Martin Marg,
Chanakyapuri, New Delhi - 110021
2 km away from Race-Course Metro station

Organiser : Delhi FOSS Community
Contact : 9312166995

Purpose : FOSS/Linux Talk, Presentations, Discussion, Enjoy our passion about FOSS
Come attend, Present and Participate in Delhi/NCR FOSS Community

Fees : Free of Cost




Python/Ruby Intro Class {Plz }

Narendra Sisodiya

Roadmap for those who want to promote FOSS, success and failure of some projects so far

Ankur Anand (anky)

MeeGO & QT

Zareef Ahmed

 - Drupal and its future prospects & Role of a "Drupal Designer"

Gaurav Paliwal -

Why adopt Debian and forget Ubuntu.

Gaurav Paliwal -

Commercial aspect in E-Gov using OpenSource.

YOU can also present, this is open to all, Please notify us



By- Narendra Sisodiya

18 December 2010

Volunteer need to find Ebooks from Project Gutenberg

We need some volunteer who can work on identifying good book from Project Gutenberg -
Here is the list of top 100 book in last 30 days -
Here is India related book -
Children Books -
Picture books -

see other category -

We wish to include 1000 Public Domain Ebook inside SchoolOS distro. SchoolOS distro is aimed at School Education - class 1st to class 12th.
So Please volunteer for SchoolOS Project and select 1000 TOP Project GutenBerg Books.

please contact ,

Be part of SchoolOS team, Be part of revolution !!

By- Narendra Sisodiya

FOSS Awareness Seminar at Alwar ((nogallary))

Recently (at 12 Dec 2010) ELPA Technologies (ofcourse it means Narendra Sisodiya ) participated & co-organised a FOSS awareness camp in Alwar. We are trying our best to organise such FOSS awareness Camp all over India and specially smaller cities.
I distributed ISO image of SchoolOS. I told them benefits of SchoolOS.

Here are some pic from the camp.
We got highlighted in newspaper too.

Thanks GT rao for his strong commitment.

By- Narendra Sisodiya