From: Krittika <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Date: Mon, Feb 22, 2010 at 6:12 PM
Subject: [fosscomm] Workshop on "Public Software for Social Sector-Principles and Practice"
Representatives from NGOs, academic institutions, government, schools and colleges will attend the Workshop on “Public Software for Social Sector – Principles and Practice”, to be held in Jaipur on 25 Feb, 2010 from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. at the Digantar Shiksha Evam Khelkud Samiti.
The event aims to
Promote Awareness about the advantages of Public Software amongst those who have not heard about FOSS or have inhibitions adopting it;
Address the perceptions of people who are aware of Free and Open Source Software (FOSS) to Appreciate the benefits of public software over proprietary software; and
Help people/institutions who are convinced about the imperative for public institutions to adopt public software to adopt it.
The conference will commence with presentations and talks relating to the importance of public software to society, especially to the social sector by senior academics and practitioners. A volunteer team will help individuals and organizations migrate to public software platforms. Institutions which are keen to migrate to public software could register with this team and plan this process.
The workshop is being co-organised by Digantar with UNESCO, Knowledge Commons, Digital Empowerment Foundation and IT for Change. It is as part of a series of events being organised this year throughout India on public software and its imperative for the public sector.
For further information, please read the Concept Note here: http://www.public-software.in/taxonomy/term/54