Wednesday, May 21, 2008
It was the first time I attended an ILUG (Indian Linux user group) function.
I had been given a very warm welcome to the ilug-cochin meeting.
It all began during by wilfing (what-was-I-Looking-For) hours.I used to foray into the Linux groups and forums,making comments and doubts attending polls and discussions,subscribing to mailing list et al. As a consequence I used to get e-mails about the meeting to be held.It so happened that the scheduled day was a Sunday and a free-day for me .So,I decided to attend my first ever Ilug meeting,the ilug-Cochin meeting.
For details go here: http://ilug-cochin.org
At the meeting:
The meeting was conducted inside an Internet cafe.It was a hot room with just one fan and 20-30 people in it.There were people from diverse fields a;a Father ,an MBA student,some future Computer engineers, a bank employee,and so on.The spirit of GNU/Linux acted as a coolant.There was a discussion on Digital rights management /digital restrictions management(DRM) and a technical presentation on GNOME.There was tea and snacks in between for a break.That too came for free as in free beer.
A phone running on non-DRM platform the Open Moko1973 was just mentioned;a near substitute to the hi-end Nokia phones
<“Free software” is a matter of liberty, not price. To understand the concept, you should think of “free” as in “free speech”, not as in “free beer”.>
The meeting concluded with writing feedback and thanksgiving.
In the way I did make acquainted with some Linux geeks and students.
Reaching home with the same spirit I decided to get counted at Linux counter
The journey has begun.
An awakening to the enlightenment..