FOSSMeet is the annual event on Free and Open source software, conducted at National Institute of Technology, Calicut. Started in 2005 as FLOSS(Free/Libre Open Source Software) Meet with a vision to create a culture of innovation, evolution and open standards, the meet intends to support the FOSS community, open education system and dissemination of FOSS ideology. The event will feature a wide range of workshops, discussions and lectures by eminent personalities. FOSSMeet will also consist of various hands-on sessions which would help in contributing to various open source projects.
You have absolute freedom to do whatever you want with the software. No one's locking you down from taking a look at the code, making and breaking it should you feel like. No one's stopping you from being creative with the amazing piece of software that you already have.
You can either work with software that you have no idea or assurance as to how it handles your data (both sensitive and otherwise) or you can work with software that is trusted by millions worldwide. Also, the fact that the source code is available makes it less prone to security vulnerabilities, because "given enough eyeballs, all bugs are shallow".
Should there be a serious bug, a patch (a fix to the bug) will be released within a matter of days, whereas it might take months for commercial software vendors to do the same. This is also the reason why there aren't many viruses that plague OSS - because viruses are programs that take advantage of vulnerabilities in software, they become obsolete for the simple reason that the vulnerabilities get fixed soon
Get down at Calicut station. From Calicut railway station, go to "Palayam" bus stand which is approximately 0.8 km from the railway station. From Palayam bus stand, there are private buses every five to ten minutes from 6.00 am to 9.00 pm to Mukkam via Kunnamangalam and NIT Calicut. Ensure that you are boarding a bus which goes via NIT. It takes 40 to 45 minutes travel time. Get down at NIT bus stop.
Get down in Mofussil Bus stand (Puthiya Bus Stand), Mavoor road. Go to the west side of the bus stand. Board a bus which goes to Mukkam via NIT. These buses start from Palayam Bus stand, but will stop here.
Take a taxi to NIT Calicut. The route can be Airport – Kondotty, Edavannappara – Cheroopa, Vellalassery –NIT Calicut. The distance from Airport is approximately 40 Km and taxi fare will be Rs. 1000 (approx).