Announcement of 2nd National Conference of Free Software Movement of India (FSMI)


Dear Friends, well-wishers, Free software enthusiasts and developers ,

Free Software Foundation Tamil Nadu (FSFTN) is glad to announce that it will be hosting the 2nd National Conference of Free Software Movement of India (FSMI) that is to be held in Chennai from January 26-29. 2017. We are happy to announce that B.S. Abdur Rahman University, one of the reputed universities in Chennai, has agreed to be the Venue Partner for this event.

The inaugural conference of FSMI was held in Bangalore in 2010. Since then, the movement has surged forward, intervening in a significant way in policy issues and spreading free software by taking up technology dissipation in a mass movement mode along with multifarious interactions in public spaces, aligning with social causes. A large number of volunteers from Industry, Academia, Research bodies, Developers, Communities, Social Movements and policy makers have contributed to these collective efforts.

The conference is going to be a landmark moment in the history of the Free Software movement of India with experts from India and abroad to debate and discuss on the contemporary issues and challenges faced by the changes coming up in Technology and its impact on society. Thematic events will be scheduled in the conference.

The conference will be attended by thousands and will be a space where a cross-section of enthusiasts, evangelists, hacktivists, policy makers, IT professionals and students exchange their experiences and learn from each other through a series of workshops, panel discussions, cultural performances and documentary screenings. The conference will look at strengthening the relationships between stakeholders towards the formation of a vibrant and free society based on the pillars of free software, free knowledge, free science and free society.

If you would like to contribute in anyway, please mail us at
We would love to have you join us in this grand endeavour.

Secretary , FSFTN



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The formal announcement is present here .


I noticed, during the conference, that the talks in the main auditorium were recorded. Could FSFTN arrange for them to be published online? It would help those who didn’t attend the conference, and general publicity.



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