Thursday, August 24, 2006

GPL V3 Bangalore at IIMB

Stallman was talking when I entered the auditorium of IIMB.
The auditorium was a up to down staired one ... air conditioned with wirelesss access points accessible only to IIM students... There was a video recording going on.
Stallman was talking abt tevolisation and digital restriction management.
There are two points covered lemme explain them in detail.
Tevolisation :In USA we have digital telivisions...
The digital telivision is made of gpl software and those guys restrict the users to modify it to their needs!
Its a straight voilation of GPL where source code is supposed to be provided with the program and it should be modifyable.
DRM: In the DRM - Digital Restrictions Management. people create a OS based on gnu/linux but they create the code such that its nearly impossible to modify.
Its also strictly opposed by FSF.
I did meet some great people of the foss world.
Danese,stallman,atul,herald,kallu,anush,praveen,kushal and many more.
I met some nice amunt of foriegners ... kavitha and alisa from california university.
A japanese guy . A swiss big CS guy. 2 spanish guys ... ofcourse stallman,danese and herald.

Saturday, August 19, 2006

Kubuntu Rocks!

KUbuntu has the coolest Desktop I have ever seen.
Got the kubuntu Cd's free from Shipit.
Its a live cum install cd . Installed kubuntu and now I am blogging from kubuntu itself.
check out the screenshot and tell how cool it is!

Thursday, August 17, 2006

My New Desktop

Again got bored by the looks of my desktop.As I have seen lots of windows users using style Xp .
If they can colour their desktops so can I with Higher level of costumisation.