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Open Letter to teachers of Kerala

August 29, 2021

Reading Time: 13 min

(Updated on 24-Jan-2022 to include an image and a paragraph on how Google’s ads work.) TL;DR: Google’s free-of-cost offer of G-Suite to Kerala schools is a scheme to make more customers for G-Suite, retain their monopoly power in the ad business and search engines.

Announcing Software Freedom Camp 2021 (Diversity Edition)

July 30, 2021

Reading Time: 1 min

Software Freedom Camp (Diversity Edition) 2021 is an online mentorship programme focusing on diversity organized by Free Software Community of India and inspired by Free Software Camp 2020 and Outreachy.

Email encryption guide

July 15, 2021

Reading Time: 4 min

This is a guide to encrypt emails using pep app. Pep is available for download for Android, iOS, and for desktop, it is available as an add-on in Thunderbird.

How to join Matrix rooms via XMPP and vice-versa?

July 15, 2021

Reading Time: 3 min

Matrix-XMPP bridge allows us to link Matrix rooms and XMPP rooms (called public channels) which means XMPP users can post messages in Matrix rooms (using XMPP itself) and Matrix users can post messages in XMPP rooms (using Matrix itself).

We do not support ICFOSS anymore !

July 13, 2021

Reading Time: 2 min

International Centre for Free and Open Source Software (ICFOSS) is an organization started to promote FOSS initiatives in Kerala linking up with FOSS and OSHW (Open Source Hardware) communities from different parts of the world.

Invitation for Webinar on June 13: Better Than Zoom and Google Meet

June 2, 2021

By : Arun Mathai S.K.

Reading Time: 2 min

Hi all, We are going to conduct a webinar to discuss video conferencing solutions (specifically Jitsi Meet). Now, you may ask isn’t a webinar an overkill?

FSCI challenges new Intermediary Rules, 2021, in the High Court of Kerala

April 15, 2021

Reading Time: 7 min

FSCI has challenged Part II of the Intermediary Rules, 2021 with the help of SFLC India to declare these rules as unconstitutional.

FSCI Position Statement on the Controversies Surrounding Richard M Stallman's Reinstatement to the Board of FSF

April 13, 2021

Reading Time: 2 min

FSCI is a community of contributors to the free software movement from India. At FSCI we value software freedom because it is ultimately about user freedom.

FSCI Jitsi Meet Crowdfunding Campaign

April 1, 2021

Reading Time: 2 min

After the Covid-19 pandemic, we’re having our virtual meets via the internet and the need to communicate has only increased.

Currently, most one on one personal chats and group meetings are conducted using “free = gratis” proprietary services like WhatsApp, Google Meet, Zoom, Microsoft Teams, Skype, etc. which collect and aggregate digital data and metadata.

Reclaim privacy in instant messaging with Free Software and choice of service providers

February 17, 2021

Reading Time: 5 min

Free Software Foundation of India released a comparison of different messaging apps and services a few weeks ago. When compared to centralized services like WhatsApp and Telegram, services like Matrix and XMPP which respects users’ freedom (as a user or as a community) and does not lead to vendor lock-in are better according to FSF India.