FOSS Nepal Community Meeting: 2073/2016

The freedom fighters in the field of Information Technology in Nepal, FOSS Nepal, recently completed their annual meeting for the year 2016. The meeting started at about 4:30 PM in the evening on 28th May, 2016, at the Outlines Research and Development, Chakupat, Jawalakhel, Lalitpur, Nepal. There was the presence of about 16 volunteers along with some of the founding members of FOSS Nepal. The meeting was broadcasted live through HANGOUTS and virtually[Online] attended by about 10 volunteers. The meeting was started with sound number of volunteers leading to a sound discussion about the major agendas of the meeting.
As mentioned in the wiki, the major agendas for the meeting were:

1. Discussion about SFD2016, and selecting new event organizing committee.
2. Involving new faces in community activities.
3. Roles and responsibilities of future community leaders.
4. Starting next season of FOSSNP weekly and FOSS KA KURA.

The meeting was physically attended by the volunteers listed below:
Nikesh Balami (Acme/OKN/FOSS)
Sujit Maharjan (IOE)
Hempal Shrestha (FOSS)
Sagar Ghimire (Acme/FOSS)
Sandeep Neupane (KUOSC)
Rishi Raj Gautam (KUOSC)
Utsab Sapkota (KUOSC)
Arjun Gautam (ASCOL/FOSS)
Amit Shrestha (NIST/FOSS)
Pawan Karki (ASCOL)
Nootan Ghimire (Mozilla Nepal)
Avash Mulmi (Mozilla Nepal)
Surit Aryal (Mozilla Nepal)
Basanta Shrestha (FOSS/Libresoft)
Sagun Dhakhua (FOSS/Outlines)
Robin Angbuhang (Individual)

Also, the views of the volunteers listed below were also much important during the meeting.

Online Participants:
Subir Pradhanga (FOSS)
Sagar Chhetri (FOSS/Chitwanix)
Arun Kumar Pyasi (FOSS Chitwan / Chitwanix)
Niraj Bista (FOSS Chitwan)
Sushil Ale Magar (Pokhara)

The points of discussion in the meeting were:
-Long term and sustainable engagement of professional members.
-Motivating Colleges administration alongside students.
-Productive FOSS KA KURA and spreading right messages.
-Reducing gaps between old and new members.
-Working in the renewal of an community.
-Collaborating with company who supports the philosophy of openness.
-Increasing projects and events.
-Collecting data of our technical expertise.
-Increasing engagements with colleges and open communities.
-Contact person of an community for all kinds of activities.
-Searching funds to remove financial problem of an community.

After taking suggestion and inputs from both physical and virtual participants of the meeting, here are the list of some conclusion to make community and community activities more flexible and impactful.

1) Increasing engagement with students and College communities – By developing training curriculum and through FOSS KA KURA, A separate team will be working on it and the members of that team will include interested people from Open Call and College Community lead or representation. A private organization will help the team to search suitable presenter for those training.
2) Community Projects and Events – Motivating community members to do more sustainable projects and paid training to improve and support community financial condition.
3) Contact Person of Community – Active and Future Leader of community will now work as an contact person for the community, A certain team will be formed soon.
4) Open Communities and Technical Expertise Information – A team consisting the representation of others open communities will be formed so, that we can increase collaboration in others events and the expertise of each others community can be exchanged. FOSS Nepal Datasheet which consists those information will be updated in the coming days.
5) Software Freedom Day 2016 – Open Call lead by Nikesh and Arjun will work in the preparation of coming SFD2016.


Nepal Republic Day 2073

As featured as Google‘s logo from this morning, Today is the Nepal Republic Day. Republic Day is the name of a holiday in several countries to commemorate the day when they became republics. In some countries, it is known as National Day or Proclamation Day, or by some other sort of name.

Nepal Republic Day
Nepal Republic Day; Google Remembers!

Linus Torvalds: Not A People Person :)

Hello Guys. Here I am today sharing some pictures of the open source guy Linus Torvalds, most famous for his revolutionary developments like Linux and Git. He always expresses himself as not a much social guy! Despite of it, he’s a great inspiration to me. Enjoy these pictures..

Source: Duck Duck Go

Remix OS 2.0


From the reviews I read, I’m pretty sure the remix OS is going to change the PC systems. We are already too much friendlier with the Android OS on our mobile phones which have been lot powerful OS and cool too. The Remix OS too looks and feels like the Android OS but much spaceous and comfortable with the improved features. If you want to enjoy Android on your PCs, laptops or tablets, you must go for the Remix OS with lots of improved and modified features of the Android OS.





Geeky & Wise statuses you must try in the Social Medias

Like car accidents, most hardware problems are due to driver error.
If at first you don’t succeed; call it version 1.0
If Python is executable pseudo code, then Perl is executable line noise.
COBOL programmers understand why women hate periods.
Artificial Intelligence usually beats natural stupidity.
To err is human… to really foul up requires the root password.
Programmers are tools for converting caffeine into code.
Why do we want intelligent terminals when there are so many stupid users ?
Crap… Someone knocked over my recycle bin… There’s icons all over my desktop…”
Relax, its only ONES and ZEROS !
rm -rf /bin/laden
I don’t care if you ARE getting a PhD in it ! Get away from that damn computer and go find a woman !
The great thing about Object Oriented code is that it can make small, simple problems look like large, complex ones.
I can’t uninstall it, there seems to be some kind of ‘Uninstall Shield’.
See daddy ? All the keys are in alphabetical order now.
Hey! It compiles! Ship it!
SUPERCOMPUTER: what it sounded like before you bought it.
Yo mumma is like HTML: Tiny head, huge body.
Windows Vista: It’s like upgrading from Bill Clinton to George W. Bush.
The more I C, the less I see.
Life would be so much easier if we only had the source code.
My software never has bugs. It just develops random features.
The only problem with troubleshooting is that sometimes trouble shoots back.
If brute force doesn’t solve your problems, then you aren’t using enough.
Programming is like sex, one mistake and you have to support it for the rest of your life.
Unix is user-friendly. It’s just very selective about who its friends are.
Microsoft: “You’ve got questions. We’ve got dancing paperclips.
I’m not anti-social; I’m just not user friendly
The world is coming to an end… SAVE YOUR BUFFERS !
If you don’t want to be replaced by a computer, don’t act like one.
Better to be a geek than an idiot.
I went to a gentleman’s cybercafe — and they offered me a ‘laptop dance’.
After Perl everything else is just assembly language.
The Internet: where men are men, women are men, and children are FBI agents.
There are 10 types of people in the world: those who understand binary, and those who don’t.
Difference between a virus and windows ? Viruses rarely fail.
Hacking is like sex. You get in, you get out, and hope that you didn’t leave something that can be traced back to you.
1f u c4n r34d th1s u r34lly n33d t0 g37 l41d
Helpdesk: There is an icon on your computer labeled “My Computer”. Double click on it. User: What’s your computer doing on mine?
I think Microsoft named .Net so it wouldn’t show up in a Unix directory listing.
If debugging is the process of removing bugs, then programming must be the process of putting them in.
Computer dating is fine, if you’re a computer.
Any fool can use a computer. Many do.
Hardware: The parts of a computer system that can be kicked.
Those who can’t write programs, write help files.
You know you’re a geek when… You try to shoo a fly away from the monitor with your cursor. That just happened to me. It was scary.
Computer language design is just like a stroll in the park. Jurassic Park, that is.

Something about Open (FOSS)

The Open Definition
-> A world where knowledge creates power for the many, not the few.
-> A world where data frees us, to make informed choices about how we live, what we buy and who gets our vote.
-> A world where information and insights are accessible and apparent to everyone.
-> This is the world we choose.
“Open means anyone can freely access, use, modify, and share for any purpose (subject, at most, to requirements that preserve provenance and openness).”