SFD at Mumbai, Directiplex – I

SFD at Mumbai, Directiplex – I

Part 1 of a 3 part series of blog posts on celebrating Software Freedom Day (SFD) at Mumbai, Directiplex on 19th September 2015. Just few days after the Trip to Chandigarh, this time we thought of celebrating Software Freedom Day at Mumbai as well. I had been...
SFD at Chandigarh, Panjab University – 2

SFD at Chandigarh, Panjab University – 2

This is the concluding part of the various experiences, observations felt during the recently held SFD at Chandigarh, Panjab University You can see part 0 and Part 1 at the links shared. Continuing on that, it was my turn to share something with the crowd. I have to...
SFD at Chandigarh, Panjab University -1

SFD at Chandigarh, Panjab University -1

Continuing from part 0, sharing what all we were able to share and observe during celebrating SFD 2015 at Panjab University, Chandigarh. The technology part shared by Vikas was more of a call to arms as it is understood that we can no longer be just consumers of...

SFD at Chandigarh, Panjab University -0

This is part 0 of Hamara Linux celebrating SFD 2015 at Chandigarh, Panjab University. There would be 2 more posts after this. This was my third or fourth time to Chandigarh but easily the shortest. There were four of us, me (Shirish Agarwal), Raju Vindane, Vikas Tara...

KVM / VirtManager on Hamara Linux

I’m often using machines on KVM for developing and testing Hamara Linux. Here’s a quite note to get you set up quickly. First install the following packages: sudo apt-get install qemu-kvm qemu-system libvirt-bin bridge-utils Now reboot (this will install...

Save Wi-Fi, Save innovation

Just came to know about https://libreplanet.org/wiki/Save_WiFi What is being shared (overview) on the blog-post linked is that if the FCC directive were to be accepted, it would that there would be no more rooted Android phones, no more rooted anything, no OpenMIPS,...

Security, Audits and FOSS – 2

This would be a continuation of sharing of issues related to technology and security in technology I would first like to explain some of the security issues/bugs that were found out. In life as an in software, an attacker usually looks for entrance where there is not...

Security, Audits and FOSS – 1

This would be part 1 about some old, some new issues related to security in technology. I would have to start the story around 20 years back. Where as a school going kid I was introduced to computers. In those days, Windows 3.1 had just been introduced in India, and...

XBMC / Kodi on Hamara Linux

So a few weeks back I found a spare moment to reinstall my media centre with hamara linux. I had to wait for the kids to go out, as you might imagine, the media centre is the most used machine in our house. The machine itself is a very capable Intel i7 box with 16gb...

Birthing pains of a FOSS distribution

This longish post would attempt to chronicle a bit about birth of Hamara, the various initiatives being taken now to make Hamara, a community space where people can experiment not only with Hamara but all and any ideas which would enrich the commons and open-source...