ILUGC Meet : Nov 12
Attended ILUGC's monthly meetup yesterday.I'm attending the monthly meet after a really long time.One of the reason's why I wanted to attend was because my involvement with the Chennai LUG community had been diminished and wanted to re-establish it.It was good to see the lot's of new faces at the Meet.Raman, the regular was there as usual.Missing in action were Bharathi.
Anyway another reason ws Kenneth Gonsalves a.k.a who had come down to Chennai from Ooty, and I had been pestering him for the last two months to give a talk at ILUGC.Anyway, he finally came and I really wanted to meet him in person,I've only met corresponded to him on IRC.
He was here to talk to the ILUGC about the contribution of India to FOSS.He also mentioned on how important scripting languages and esp. Python is to the FOSS Indian community and what is really required is end-user applications which can be used by the common Indian man.
Talk went well and we ended up talking up on the state of FOSS in India and on avsap, his pet project on Accounting and a serious competetior to Tally in the Indian Accounts Software Space in India.
The other presentation of the day was from a representative of OpenLX on KalCulate,another Accounting package running on Linux but non-free.I was also (forced to take away? ;)given a OpenLX Distro CD.
Ohh I also got a 2GB MS=Pro Duo card for my PSP on my way home.I can now use the 1 GB card on my phone.Who needs the nano ? :)