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Community Digest: September 16, 2003

Sep 17, 2003, 05:00 (0 Talkback[s])

Iran's First GNU/Linux Seminar

[ Thanks to Aryan Ameri for this link. ]

Iran's first GNU/Linux seminar will be held on Thursday September 18 at the University of Tehran (UT). It is the result of a joint collaboration between linuxiran.org! and LIGLUG, TalareWeb.Com, and University of Tehran.

It was first scheduled to be a simple installfest but very soon it became apparent that there was space and need to do more. The seminar will host two GNU/Linux installations (SuSE and Debian) and will also incorporate some speeches about concepts and history of Open Source/Free Software and GNU/Linux.

There will also be a speech (in English) about the importance of open standards; and probably another speech about the philosophy behind Open Source/Free Software.

An introduction to FarsiKDE (The localized version of KDE in Farsi) and Shabdix, Iran's first GNU/linux distribution (a customized and localized version of Knoppix) will also be made.

Hopefully a practical demonstration of functions and some applications of OpenOffice.org will also take place.

Entrance is free for the public, and attendants can bring their own computers to install GNU/Linux on them. Interested individuals can go here and sign up for the event. The seminar will start at 14:00 in the faculty of science of Tehran University, and will approximately take 5 hours.

This event is sponsored by Chapar Shabdiz Ltd and Laico Corporation. If everything goes well, it is planned that a similar seminar take place every six months.

First Linux Install Fest - Salvador, Bahia (Brazil)

[ Thanks to Marcelo Souza for this link. ]

On September 27, 2003 we are promoting the first Linux Install Fest of Salvador, Bahia (Brazil). This event intends to show the ideals of Free Software Foundation.

More information can be found in http://info.ucsal.br/linuxinstallfest.