Discussion about SFD

August 30, 2011

Date : 21/08/11 Week : 101 People :  11

Time : 4.00 pm to 5.00 pm

Location : Ekambaranathar Temple

Attendees : Manimaran,  Devakarthi, Venkatesh, Praveen, Balakrishnan, Balaji, Nagaraj, Praveen, Mohan and Rajkumar(Myself).

New Attendees :  Hari B.Tech


This week Kanchilug meet was conducted back in Ekambaranathar Temple because Narayanaguru School was not opened on that sunday. In Kanchilug meet we planned to participate the SFD function and discussed about SFD presentation and how to prepare slides for that function.

Thank You,

with regards,

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Python & Discussion about SFD

August 18, 2011

Date : 14/08/11 Week : 101 People :  17

Time : 3.30 pm to 6.00 pm

Location : Shri Narayana Guru Matriculation School

Attendees : Manimaran, Devakarthi, Venkatesh, Praveen, Dhanalakshmi, Logeshwari, Kavitha, Ramya, Rajkumar, Balakrishnan, Balaji, Nagaraj, Shrinivasan, Praveen and Selvamani(Myself).

New Attendees : Magendravarman,Rajesh- doing B.Sc.,(Computer Science) in Pachayappas Arts&Science College for Men, Kanchipuram.


I (Selvamani) shared the basics of python. First I gave the introduction to python like simple, easy to learn, platform independent, extensible etc., I presented Python’s data types such as Numbers(integer, float, complex number), String, List, Tuple, and Dictionay and Flow structures(if, elif, switch, for, while), File handling, Dynamic inputs(input(), raw_input()) and Modules.

And, I moved to discuss the OOPs concept in Python. I explained Class definition, Constructor, Encapsulation, Inheritance, and so on. Following that, i showed the database connection with PostgreSQL, GUI Tools(Glade+Python+GTK, QT, WxPython), Django framework.

After my presentation, Mr. Balakrishnan showed live demo using python interpreter. Finally, we started to discuss SFD 2011(Software Freedom Day) which is going to happen in September month. We have planned for five stalls there, but we are looking for more stalls to exibit there. We have newcomers with us to participate this time in this event.

Booming GNU/Linux,

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Video editing tools, GIMP & SFD preparations

September 6, 2010

Session I:

Date : 05/ 09 / 10   Week : 10  People : 13

Time : 10.00 am to 11.30 pm

Location : Kailasanathar Temple

Topics Discussed : Video editing tools & SFD

Attendees : Karthick, Nandha kumar, Gopi, Manimaran, Balaji, Nehru, Panneer selvam, Rajesh, Yassir, Elango, Arulalan, Pravin and  myself(Rajkumar).

Discussion :

Praveen explained  how to work on Pitivi, Openshot (Video editing tools)  and he showed live demo like as how cut the video, join the video and various effects.

And he shows some GIMP tools and worked on it.

Finally me and Arulalan talks about the preparations of SFD (Software Freedom Day) stalls.


Session II:

Date : 05/ 09/ 10 Week : 64 People : 11

Time  : 3.30 pm to 5.30 pm

Location : Dhastha’s Home

Topics Discussed : SFD preparations

Attendees  : Vishnu, Dhastha,  Logeshprabu, Loganathan, Manikandan, Balakrishnan, Priya, Praveen, Nagaraj, Yaasir, Arulalan

Discussion :

we discussed about SFD stalls  and finalize to give the demos

All of us put stall in various topics of  Linux as

1. OpenOffice – writer, spreadsheet, presentation

2. Gimp

3. Python

4. Ruby

5. Jython

6. Big Blue Button

7. Multi OS in single DVD

8. CMS (Joomla, WordPress)

9.  NoSql


11. ScreenCasts for Python, Ruby, WordPress, Html, Synaptic, MySql,
Postgres, Openshot, Pitivie, Tamil Lay Out , Record-my-desktop, Glade,
code.google.com, compiz, why-foss, History, etc  in TAMIL

12. GAMES – 3 to 5 3D Games and more 2D games

13.1 Video Editing Tools demo – OpenShot, Pitivi, etc
13.2 Audio Editing Tool – Audacity

All are doing screen casting as various topics. On SFD we shows the screen castings and give them the copy to audience.

Also we participated in #ilugc-in IRC of chennai lug and discussed about SFD at 5pm via Internet



Discussed about SFD

August 24, 2010

Session I:

Date : 22/ 08 / 10 Week : 08 People : 6+1

Time : 10.30 am to 12.45 pm

Location : Kailasanathar Temple

Topics Discussed : Disussion

Attendees : Gopi, Balaji, Karthik, Pannerselvam, Manimaran, Rajesh and Arulalan (myself)

Discussion :

Unfortunately we cant bring laptop to today meet. So we just discussed about SFD preparation.

Also discussed about python orally.


Session II:

Due to heavy rain, we can not conduct the after noon meet.

We have been started to create the screen cast for synaptic manager, basic html, svn, php, python in tamil.

GIMP,SFD,Project Demo,Screen capturing&Quickly and glade

August 15, 2010

Session I:

Date : 15/ 08 / 10   Week : 07  People : 5+1

Time : 10.00 am to 12.45 pm

Location : Kailasanathar Temple

Topics Discussed : Gimp &  SFD

Attendees : Gopi, Balaji, Karthick, Selvam, Sathish &  Arul

Discussion :

Mr.Arulalan gave the GIMP  live demo. He explained that what are all the tools available and how it can be used to play with the image.

Then we were discussing about Software freedom day.All people willing to handle one demo in SFD.The demo stalls about Installation, Openoffice, GIMP / Inkscape,Ruby, Python, PHP &  Mysql.


Session II:

Date : 15/ 08/ 10 Week : 62 People : 8

Time  : 3.00 pm to 5.00 pm

Location : Dhasthagheer’s Home

Topics Discussed : Mr.Dhastha showed his project demo , Mr.Shrinivasan gave live demo about screen capturing , Discussed about SFD & Finally discussed about Quickly and glade

Attendees  : Arulalan, Elango, Rajkumar, Dhastha, Nagarajan, Priya, Balakrishnan and Shanmugam(myself).

Discussion 1:

Mr. dhastha doing the project Eytex Manager(in php, finished 90%)He first said overview of project.Then showed live project demo.

Discussion 2:

Mr.Shrinivasan showed live demo about how to work with recordmydesktop.Then all peoples are going to prepare one screencapturing per each.

Discussion 3:

We are all discused about SFD participation and ours topics.Then some discusion were going about Quickly and Glade/pygtk.


GIMP, Python Intro & One Day Demo at SRM Univ and SFD

August 10, 2010

Session I:

Date : 08/ 08 / 10   Week : 06  People : 8+2

Time : 10.00 am to 12.45 pm

Location : Kailasanathar Temple

Topics Discussed : Gimp & Python – Introduction

Attendees : Gopi, Balaji, Karthick, Selvam, Sathish, Yassir, Arul,  and Selvamani(Myself)

New Attendees: Arun and Nagaraj

About Attendees: Arun and Nagaraj are doing their final year MCA in Saveetha Engineering College

Discussion :

Arulalan gave the introduction to the GIMP and then he started to give the live demo on GIMP. He explained that what are all the tools available and how it can be used to play with the image. He went through the menus that are useful for manipulating image as one needs.

Finally, I bring python introduction to the people. I explained about python that how it is useful for programming and its strength and power of its core library. Then, i gave the brief introduction on programming on Procedure Oriented, Object Oriented Programming. Again, Arulalan took over his part on giving intro over GUI Programming and Database  Connection(PostgreSQL) and Web framework using Django.


Session II:

Date : 08/ 08/ 10 Week : 61 People : 9

Time  : 3.00 pm to 5.00 pm

Location : Dhasthagheer’s Home

Topics Discussed : One Day Demo at SRM University & Software Freedom Day(SFD in Chennai and Kanchipuram)

Attendees  : Arulalan, Elango, Rajkumar, Dhastha, Nagarajan, Shanmugam,  Yassir Araffath, Balakrishnan and Selvamani(myself).

Discussion :

SRM University located in Potheri At Chengalpat Road. We discussed the sessions to be conducted there on whole day on 21st August.

Basic Morning Session:

History of FOSS, Installation Demo, Beginning with compiz, Openoffice

Technical Noon Session :

PHP and Python

SFD Participation

Discussion was about Projects in SFD by KanchiLUG at ilugc(Birla Planitorium) on 18th September.

For Beginners



GIMP / Inkscape

Ruby, Python, PHP


Mysql, PostgreSQL


For Advanced


Multiple os in single dvd

Web Application

Splitting various Musics to Speakers and Headset

Big Blue Button

And Finally,

Kanchilug is having an idea to celebrate SFD in Kanchipuram before on 18 Sept or after one week.

We decided to celebrate SFD in Kanchipuram to give the awareness to public. We discussed what are all the possibilities to conduct the SFD. The only thing was cost resource. We estimated the total cost based on the expenses that would occur. and  The expenses would be approximately 7500 Rupees for SFD in Kanchipuram and KLUG have 1000 as an initial amount. If We have enough sponsors from someone who supports us for the SFD to be celebrated in Kanchipuram, it will be possible to conduct it this year. Possibly we expect that we will get sponsors.Otherwise, we  look forward to celebrate it in the next year at our own cost.

Guest all coming from ilugc, mit, avit, jaya engg for SFD.

Booming GNU/Linux,

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KLUG : Discussed about SFD Feedback

September 24, 2009

Date : 20  / 09 / 09 Week : 25 People : 21+2

Session – I  :
4 pm to 6 pm

Location Siva Kalvi Nilayam

Topics Discussed : Dicussed about SFD feedback & future ativities

Attendies  : Praveen , Yasar , Nagaraj , Elango ,  Bala Krishnan  , Priya, Udhaya , Venkatesh , Senthil Nadan , Arun Nehru ,Murugesan,  Rajkumar , Dasthageer , Logesh , Loganathan , Manikandan , Selvamani , Athi , Ezil , Jegan , and myself ( Arulalan).

New Attendies :
Arunachalam , Prakash , Hari Prasad .

Arunachalam doing BE in Kanchi Pallavan Engg coll.,
Prakash doing BE in SA Engg coll.,  and Hari Prasad doing First year MCA in Saveetha engg coll . . .

Guests : Mr.Ramesh and Mr.Shrinivasan

Today shrinivasan and Ramesh were discussed with all.

we discussed about SFD ,

1) what are all the things we achieved

2) what are all mitakes we did ,  and how to improve all those things , etc.,

and we seen many photos taken on SFD.

3) and we planned about, how we are going to celebrate SFD in our Kanchipuram .

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Details Of Next Meeting :

Date and time ,  Location: 27 / 09 / 09   ,   Siva Kalvi Nilayam

அருளாளன் . த

Software Freedom Day 2018 – Tech Talks – Kanchipuram – Sep 29, 2018 – 10-5

September 27, 2018



Hello all,

Software freedom day is celebrated worldwide every year on September month.

We celebrate SFD at kanchipuram

Date : September 29, 2018 Saturday
Time : 10.00 am – 05.00 pm

Venue : A K T Municipal High School, Thumbavanam street, Near Kotrampalayam Street, Near Rangasamy Kulam, Kanchipuram

Map – https://www.openstreetmap.org/note/1541256#map=17/12.82289/79.70818&layers=N


Topic 1 : Introduction to Free Software and GNU/Linux
Speaker : Shrinivasan
Time : 10.00 – 11.00

Topic 2 : Introduction to BigData using Hadoop
Description : Will explore the Bigdata eco systems, Hadoop, Pig, Spark and ElasticSearch
Speaker : Nithya
Time : 11.00 – 01.00

Topic 3 : Handson workshop on Hadoop
Speaker : Nithya
Time : 02.00 – 05.00

Prerequests :
1. Bring your laptops with linux and java installed, for handson
2. Read the below book and watch the videos.
3. Linux commandline, Python knowledge is preferred

Contact : T Shrinivasan 9841795468

Entry Free. All are welcome.

Discussion to conduct LDD in Kanchipuram

September 28, 2011

Date : 25/09/11 Week : 104 People :  23

Time : 3.00 pm to 5.00 pm

Location :  Shri Narayana Guru School

Attendees : Saravanan. M, Manimaran. G, Venkatesh, Saravanan. K, Devakarthick, Logeshwari, Kavitha, Ramya, Pavithra, Dhanalakshmi, Praveen, Nagarajan, Yassir, Balakrishnan, Manimaran, Vishnu, Shanmugam, Rajkumar, and Selvamani (Myself).

New Attendees : Vasanthraja, Manivannan – Doing final year CSE in P.T Lee CNCET, Oovery, Kanchipuram.

Satheeshkumar – doing final year CSE in Pallavan College of Engineering, Kanchipuram


Followed by the Software Freedom Day 2011, we are decided to conduct the LDD(Linux Demo Day) Program at Kanchipuram. The discussion was all about this program in this week. As we prepared for SFD, we people decided that this event should be covered the overall FOSS awareness and public should know from the linux basics level to advanced level applications. Then we had a long list of applications from eachone to exihibit in the demo stalls.

FOSS History
Equivalent Softwares – Overview,  User managements and roles
Compiz Config Settings
Libre Office -3 in 1
Audacity, Ptivi, Vlc
build essioncial g++,gcc
help and supporting from mailing list/irc channel/forum
php & mysql
education tools
cloud computing – open-stack, eucaliptus
java development – ecllipse, netbeans
Android- sdk

Now we are looking for laptops/PC and Place for this event. Once the place is confirmed, we will decide and confirm the event date and stalls list here.

And Shanmugam gave the overall introduction about foss and kanchilug to newcomers.

Booming GNU/Linux,

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Software Freedom Day Celebration

September 22, 2011

We (KanchiLUG) celebrated Software Freedom Day 2011. We put totally 9 Demo Stalls in Software Freedom Day event conducted by ILUGC(Indian Linux User Group Chennai) at MIT(Madras Institute of Technology), Chrompet, Chennai.

Demo Stalls by our people :

1. Libre Office        –    Devakarthi, Saravanan. K, Saravanan. M,
2. Kompozer        –    Manimaran,
3. FFMPEG, Audacity    –    Priya,
4. Python        –     Ramya, Kavitha, Pavithra
5. PHP            –     Praveenkumar, Dhanalakshmi, Shanmugam
6. Drupal        –    Rajkumar,
7. Scilab        –    Nagarajan,
8. Subversion&GIT    –    Selvamani and Manikandan,
9. Firefox Addons    –    Suresh

As we planned, we had enough time for preparation to exibit and explain those softwares to public. We people started from Kanchi by 6.30AM and reached MIT by 9 AM. Then, we arranged all stalls to be in place. Most of our KanchiLUG guys apart from volunteers came to visit this event and they were more helpful to the volunteers.

Event started by 9.30 AM.There were totally 20 stalls in this year. Stalls other than KanchiLUG

Tamil Wikipedia,
Subversion Edge,
Open Source CDs and Books,
Ruby on Rails(RoR),

Students from various colleges and professionals visited the stalls. They also queried lot of questions and doubts. We people really had a great experience and learnt lot of new things from public. This event gave us and our new luggies more technical information than what we learnt. Here is the event photos of SFD 2011.

Software Freedom Day 2011 Photographs

The Whole day session went very pleasant and funny talks. Event came to end in the evening by 5.30PM. At the end of event, Mr. Shrinivasan, co-ordinator of ILUGC and open-source enthusiasts meet the volunteers and presented the prize to all the stalls and gave the information about contributing open souce, getting help from mailing lists, and open source projects for final year students.

I would like to thank all our KanchiLUG team to put their effort to make it happen successfully.

Booming GNU/Linux,

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