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My Experience of running Snikket

January 20, 2022

By : Ravi Dwivedi

Reading Time: 4 min

What is Snikket? Snikket is a software that can be installed on a server to self-host an xmpp server. Snikket makes some choices for the person installing it on the server and therefore, makes it easy to get the features any XMPP server would usually like to have– audio/video calls, file sharing, etc.

Use F-Droid App Store For Freedom and Privacy in Android phones

January 18, 2022

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We have been emphasizing the importance of Free Software (software which gives users freedom to use, study, modify and share) for years now and the problems with nonfree/proprietary software.

Self Hosting, Federation and end-to-end encryption - Freedom and privacy in the 'cloud'

September 27, 2021

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Reading Time: 6 min

Now-a-days, a lot of apps that we run are not even installed in our own computers. When you visit Google Docs through a browser, the software Google Docs is not installed in your computer, rather it is running on someone else’s computers (in this case, Google).

Open Letter to teachers of Kerala

August 29, 2021

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(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

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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

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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

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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

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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.

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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.