Recently many ISPs blocked DuckDuckGo.com at DNS level making the privacy focused search engine unavailable for many Internet users in India.
On July 15th evening 7pm, the new ICFOSS director Sabarish K had a discussion on the concerns about ICFOSS presented by Free Software communities.
Introduction This is an open letter to Kerala Infrastructure and Technology for Education (KITE - https://kite.kerala.gov.in/) CEO from Free Software Community of India (FSCI - https://fsci.
Poddery, one of the earliest diaspora social networking hosts, is a community-run distributed social-network maintained by FSCI. Apart from Diaspora, poddery.com also offers Matrix and XMPP services.
Diaspora is a culture. A culture against the loss of personal privacy by the corporate social network giants. Diaspora enables you to keep your data with you and provides the flexibility to choose what you share. Since your data is stored on distributed servers and not a single company's servers you are in more control of your data.
Matrix is a decentralised instant messenger which supports end-to-end encryption, voice and video call and file sharing. You can connect with your friends and communities here. Matrix by default allows you to integrate with IRC and other communication medias. Riot is a client-side application with slack-like interface and markdown support.Matrix Clients
Poddery supports chatting and video and voice calls among your contacts in Diaspora and anybody with an account on a service supporting XMPP. You need to enable chat on your Poddery account to make use of it. There are many free clients available for PC, tablet or mobile devices. Get one for your device from the link below.XMPP Clients
Other services provided by FSCI
FSCI maintains a MediaWiki instance at wiki.fsci.in which acts as a 'decentralised central resource' as every one gets to fill in their parts and one could find all parts in one place.Visit FSCI Wiki
Free Software User Groups
Git Repository Hosting
FSCI runs a free instance of GitLab Community Edition at git.fosscommunity.in. GitLab is a powerful platform for collaborative software development.Git Repository
FSCI maintains a GNU Mailman instance at lists.fsci.in. A mailing list helps us to broadcast emails to a list of e-mail addresses of people that are members of the same work group or interested in the same subject.FSCI Mailing Lists
A community-run Discourse instance is maintained at fressoftwareindia.org in collaboration with FSCI. It is a place for Free Software enthusiasts and users to hangout, discuss, share tips and tricks, help others and promote the adoption of Free Software.India OS Forum
Collaborative Decision Making
codema (Collaborative Decision Making) is a Loomio instance maintained by FSCI at codema.fsci.in. It helps us to initiate discussions and put up proposals on which users can vote.CODEMA.FSCI.IN