Meet on Open Source Software

Published: 14th October 2014 06:02 AM  |   Last Updated: 14th October 2014 06:02 AM   |  A+A-

KOLLAM: Amrita University is conducting a two-day conference starting October 17 on open source computer operating system, Debian.

The conference to be held on Amritapuri campus is named ‘Debutsav’14.’ The event starts with a keynote address by Krishnakant Mane of IIT Bombay and the Director of Digital Freedom Foundation on the importance of open source software and how students can gain from it. 

Apart from the lectures, the participants can choose from various tracks and workshops to attend.

The press release states that the conference would give students an opportunity to give talks, attend technical sessions and contribute to open source software such as  Debian, Ubuntu, RedHat etc.

The event offers students and professionals an opportunity to get introduced to new open source technologies. A series of experts will conduct hands-on sessions on Debian packaging and night-long hackathons.

Another highlight of the event is the ‘Web Maker’s Party’ organised by Mozilla that gives participants an opportunity to learn about the new Firefox OS, and app-development techniques.

Debian being a free and open source computer operating system, its source code can be analysed, modified and redistributed freely.

The Debian operating system is built by the debian community, which has been conducting smaller versions of Debian’s annual Debian conference, DebConfs around the world.

The registration schedule can be found at


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