Plus meet May 2007 at Tippus Fort , Palakkad

Anivar, Praveen, Hiran, Sujith and myself reached the fort at 10.15 AM. Anivar, Praveen, Hiran and Sujith were wearing T-Shirts with Debian Logo.

Riyas has reached already.Meeting started at 11 AM.

Around 20 members participated in the meeting. Meeting place was FREE and OPEN as you have seen in the pictures.

We sat under the tree in the form of a ring. Students from MES kuttippuram, GEC Sreekrishnapuram and GEC Thrissur participated.

First item was introduction. Every body introduced themself, distros used/using etc.

Hiran introduced Riyaz and himself. Meanwhile Riyaz started burning Debian DVDs.

Hiran gave an introduction to Plus to the participants.

Praveen explained the Debian, apt, its difference between Ubuntu, its release cycle etc. The discussion on Freedom concerns and Ubuntu reached in the discussion of

GPL version 3.We discussed the new features of GPLv3: Internationalized terms in the GPLv3, DRM, Microsoft Novell Deal,GPL violation etc.

We watched the “Truth Happens” video.

Participants asked questions about Mp3 patent, LGPL, BSD, Apache license etc.

Praveen has bought chocolates from US. GSOC participants sponsored the lunch for all.

After lunch break, we discussed the future programs of PLUS. We decided to increase the participation of students from engg and arts colleges in Palakkad

GSOC mentors/students updated the status of the projects.

Anivar introduced SMC to the participants.

Praveen explained the translation process.


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