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Secure a nextcloud instance on Debian 7 Wheezy that can no longer get certificates via certbot

January 14, 2024

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We were running a shared NextCloud instance at for sometime on Debian GNU/Linux 7 Wheezy. It was setup on a shared hosting tool that is no longer maintained (Manu would know the details), upgrading the host was not possible.

We Have Lost a Charismatic and Energetic Member of the Community

September 28, 2023


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On 13th September 2023, Abraham Raji from Kerala, an active member of FSCI, died in a water accident during a trip in the DebConf 2023.

Thank You Foss United

July 18, 2023

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We are pleased to announce that we got a grant from FOSS United worth ₹1 lakh, which helps us in maintaining the existing various services we provide which includes, but not limited to poddery.

FSCI's statement on banning of Free Software apps like Element and Briar

May 6, 2023


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Update on 15 May 2023: Several media outlets, rights groups and Free Software projects have published articles based on this writeup to spread the word.

My adventures with Dino illustrate the importance of Software Freedom

November 20, 2022

By : Pirate Praveen

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I have Librem 5 phone and I use XMPP for communications. I was using Dino, but a few days ago, I learnt that Dino restricts key sharing to contacts.

My Experience of attending DebConf22 in Kosovo

July 25, 2022

By : Ravi Dwivedi

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This blog post was originally published on Ravi’s personal blog and we reposted here for more visibility. I just came out of what has been one of the most wonderful experiences of my life– DebConf in Kosovo.

Prav App Project: Challenging the Monopoly of WhatsApp

April 9, 2022

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PravApp project is a plan to get a lot of people to invest small amounts to run an interoperable messaging service that is easier to join and discover contacts.

FSCI will do an Ask Me Anything on r/India subreddit on 12th April

April 8, 2022

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Update: The AMA ended and you can read it here. We are invited by the moderators of r/India subreddit to do an Ask Me Anything as a community.

How To Create A Channel Interconnected With Telegram, IRC, XMPP, Matrix

March 27, 2022

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(Updated on 08-April-2022 to add screenshots) Let’s say your friend uses Telegram and wants to join your group on Free Software activism, while your group is on Matrix and the friend needs to download an extra app to join your group.

How do people make a living out of free software

February 7, 2022

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(This article is taken from a draft created for FSF India article on the same topic) When people understand that “free software” means the software which respects user’s freedom and not free of cost, the question “how does one earn a living with free software?