Archive for April 2003

 Minutes of our open-air meeting

Minutes of our open-air meeting.
Members present:
1. Atanu Dutta
2. Indranil Basu
3. Rupak Sinha
4. Anirban Biswas
5. Anindya Chakraborty
6. Soumyadip Modak
7. Anirban Chatterjee
8. Arijit Majumdar
9. Shubhankar Chatterjee
10. Tathagata Banerjee
11. Anindo Basu
12. Indranil Dasgupta
13. Manas Laha
14. Nirmalya Lahiri
15. Sumeet Moghe
16. Saugata Ghsoh

 The following heads attended the meeting dated 12-04-2003

The following heads attended the meeting dated: 12-04-2003, at EC-74, Sector 1, Salt Lake, Kolkata-700064. The meet venue was arranged due to the efforts of Shubhojoy and Subhankar.
1. Anindya Chakraborty
2. Anirban Biswas
3. Arindam Chatterjee
4. Indranil Basu
5. Atanu Datta
6. Shouvik Purakayastha
7. Sankarshan Mukhopadhyay
8. Indranil Das Gupta
9. Sumeet M. Moghe
10.Rajib Bhattacharya
11.Arup Kumar Das
12.Shubhojoy Mitra
13.Subhankar Chatterjee

 Linux is… The Bachelor!

O’Reilly Net is featuring a hilarious article called “Linux is… The Bachelor!”, which begins with….. Sun stood with one hand on her hip and the other twirling her long, pretty blonde hair. “I really like Linux. I think he’s really got it together. I mean he has so much energy. I can definitely see myself [...]

 Bitstream/Gnome Release Vera Font Family

Bitstream, a leading developer of font technology and digital fonts and our very own good old GNOME have released the Vera font family under an open source/free license. The set of 10 fonts can be downloaded from I have personally downloaded the fonts, and to be honest - they rock!!! For the full press [...]

 Meeting Saturday, 12th April, 2003

At the very outset, I would like to apologise for the inconvenience caused by this announcement. There is a change in the venue for the meet, considering the limited seating space available at Deluxe Infotech.
VENUE: EC-74, Sector 1, Salt Lake, Kolkata-700064
DIRECTIONS: EC 74 can be reached from Ultadanga following this route:
Enter Salt Lake from Ultadanga [...]

 Review of “The Not So Short Introduction to LATEX2″

A review of “The Not So Short Introduction to LATEX2? done by Rohit Vishal Kumar.
The reviewed resource is an useful starter’s guide to learning LATEX 2 by any TeX/LaTeX newbie. The review covers the structure of the above book and mentions where to get hold of this rather handy resourse.
You can download Rohit’s review from [...]

 Microsoft and Open Source Ports

A recent post by Imran William Smith at AsiaOSC discusses about the issue of “Why Microsoft is porting some of its products to Linux ?” The article is available here. Given the stranglehold the Redmond giant seems to possess on the desktop application suite market, it is surprising change in business policy at first sight.
The [...]

 The iLUG-Cal album

iLUG-Cal has a shining new album system (hacked together by SDG). The first installment of pictures has been uploaded - check it out here
Keep watching this page for more updates.

 Bangla in GNU/Linux : making the Penguin speak in Bengali

The need to localize
In a Sourceforge article on localization, Prof. Venkatesh Hariharan makes a pertinent comment - “The localisation of Linux to Indian languages can spark off a revolution that reaches down to the grassroots levels of the country”
The problem faced in harnessing the power of ICT(information & communication technologies) in India is that all [...]

 Linux: Finding a New Role in India

By Frederick Noronha
Talent-rich but resource-strapped businesses in countries like India are finding different models for creating and utilising the potential of computer software. Volunteers of the innovative Linux operating system demonstrated how this decade-young wonder in computing holds out immense promises to the [...]