Freedom Walk is an initiative to promote Free software by walking across Kerala. Here is a description about their walk in their own terms…
Freedom walk is a project aimed at spreading the message of ‘Freedom in Society’, ‘Freedom from Environmental Issues’, and ‘Freedom in Software’ and to promote activism around these freedoms. As part of this mobilization campaign a team of volunteers are going to walk from Kasargode to Trivandrum and organize seminars and talks on these freedoms at educational institutions and non profit organizations.
Additionally we hope to connect with people and organizations who share our vision and to work together for our common cause. We are also planning to launch a collaboration platform for such individuals and organizations to help them to work together and also to harness the power of the web to improve their efficiency.
For all you international readers(readers outside India), you may have heard of our state Kerala with respect to linux and free software. Our government switched from Windows to Linux in all government schools.
Today the group – Anoop John, Cherry and Sooraj – reached Cochin – my city. So me and a few guys from our local LUG group decided to join them. We walked across the city stopping at collages and some institutions to present our case. It was a great experience – but I have to admit – my legs are in a bad shape right now.
More details on today’s walk will be posted on ILug Cochin site.
Some organizations that were involved…
- Zyxware Technologies
- Society For Promotion of Alternative Computing and Employment
- Free Software Foundation of India
- GNU Linux Users Group – Trivandrum
More details and photos available at the Freedom Walk website
Hi , nice to know that such groups exists if at all . The trouble is people aren’t aware of it . Also i want to know if there is any such group in Vizag or in Delhi . Thanks once again for posting this 🙂
Try LUG Delhi and VISAKHAPATNAM LUG
Though I am a fan of free software, I nevr got around using linux except in my hosting servers. Good initiative guys. 🙂