ICEFOSS`10 – FREE OPEN SOURCE SOFTWARE MEET @ FISAT

19thto 21st April 2010

ICEFOSS`10, a Conference on FREE OPEN SOURCE SOFTWARE was organized by Fisat free software cell and the Computer Science Dept. Dr. Achut Shankar, Hon Director, Centre for Bioinformatics, University of Kerala inaugurated the meet. Dr. P S Sreejith, Principal, FISAT presided over the function.

In the three day meet, Mr. Nagarjuna G, National Chairman, Free software Foundation, India, and chief guest of the meet spoke on Why Free/Open Document Standards is Mandatory. He cautioned against e-governance using proprietary software, terming it a dangerous practice. He said that creating proprietary software is neither an invention nor an innovation. He called for single royalty free standard software.
Mr. Nagarjuna visited the exhibition of Free software based projects executed by Fisat students.

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