April
17th, 18th, 19th

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.


" Progress is defined as reaching a higher category, that is, not doing a thing merely for survival, but for social reasons, and then, even better, just for fun. "

- Linus Torvalds


Why FOSS

Freedom

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.

Security

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".

Stability

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


Previous Speakers

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nagarjuna g

pramode

pramode c e

baiju

baiju   m

praveen

pirate praveen

sajjad

anoop john

atm

anoop thomas mathew

nigel

nigel babu

plus

and more...


Reach Us

March

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Train

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.

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Bus

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.

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Air

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).

Coordinators

Glen Martin

9744532707

glen@fossmeet.in

Gautham Warrier

9995660735

gautham@fossmeet.in

Harikrishnan

8547291180

hari@fossmeet.in

Govind R

9400952462

govind@fossmeet.in

Speakers

Rekha R Pai

9447414283

speakers@fossmeet.in

K Prasad Krishnan

9497788940

speakers@fossmeet.in

Deepak Sirone

9446100079

speakers@fossmeet.in

Reshma Thomas

9447927845

speakers@fossmeet.in

Marketing

Reshma Sreekumar

9447395393

reshma@fossmeet.in

Vishnu Vijay

9656664918

vishnu@fossmeet.in

Staff-In-Charge

Rajagopalan A

9387523428

argopal@nitc.ac.in