The Group is focused on spearding the use, development and deployment of open source tools and services in Embilipitiya area. In this respect we have been supporting some educational institutions and IT users in our area to take up the use of free and open source software in their day to day IT usage as well as teaching and learning.We've conduct two programmes before this. First one is for IT users and institutes around the Embilipitiya area. Second one is for IT teachers in Embilipitiya education zone.
We beliew that "Open Mind" is very usefull to change a behaviours. We named our team as "OpenMind" so we hope to change the software using behaviours from proprietary to FOSS. If you interest in Free and Open Sourse software & If you are around Embilipitiya area, Come and join with us. Pls; mail me to firstname.lastname@example.org for more informations and participations.
We hope to conduct a awareness semminar. The details about the programme is below. We invite for all Heads of Government Institutes with IT Administrators around the area, All institute's IT officers, School Teachers, IT students and also All who are interests about IT field.
Date : 18th Sep. 2010
Time : 09.00 A.M to 12.00 P.M
Vanue : R / Embilipitiya Presidents College.
The contents of the event is as below.
Session 01 - The law related to Information & Communication Technology in Sri Lanka.
Session 02 - Comparison of Software License Types & and copyright.
Session 03 - Comparison of Proprietary software & Free and Open Source Software.