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

April 13, 2021

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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

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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

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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.

Free Software Camp 2020 Launches on Software Freedom Day

September 19, 2020

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The world celebrates Software Freedom Day today with the aim of increasing awareness of Free Software and its virtues, and it is in the same spirit and excitement that we announce today the Free Software Camp. The Free Software Camp is an online mentorship camp on free software organized by Free Software Foundation of India and Free Software Community of India.

Setup Private Dns With Open Nic Servers

August 3, 2020

By : Pirate Praveen

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Recently many ISPs blocked at DNS level making the privacy focused search engine unavailable for many Internet users in India.

Response to ICFOSS Director, Sabarish K's requests to community.

July 30, 2020

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On July 15th evening 7pm, the new ICFOSS director Sabarish K had a discussion on the concerns about ICFOSS presented by Free Software communities.

Open Letter to KITE CEO on Forcing Teachers Students and Parents to Use WhatsApp

June 17, 2020

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Introduction This is an open letter to Kerala Infrastructure and Technology for Education (KITE - CEO from Free Software Community of India (FSCI - https://fsci.

Statement on Arogya Setu Source Code Release under Apache License

June 1, 2020

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Background: In a country where there is a stated policy on adoption of Free Software (sometimes called as open source), it is rather surprising that a public application supported, promoted, and partially mandated by the government is not Free Software from the very inception.

Reclaim Freedom & Privacy - An Open Letter to Organizations

May 24, 2020

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As a follow up of the letter by Internet Freedom Foundation (IFF) on Arogya Setu and protection of privcay, autonomy and dignity of workers during COVID-19 outbreak, IFF organized a conference call on May 21st.

Arogya Sethu & Protection of privacy, autonomy and dignity of workers during COVID-19 outbreak

May 13, 2020

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FSCI endorses the letter of representation against Mandatory Use of Aarogya Setu to protect privacy, autonomy and dignity of workers during COVID-19 outbreak, originally drafted by Internet Freedom Foundation.