SPACE published a study report on the usage of Free Software in public enterprises of Kerala. The book was formally released by Honourable Chief Minister Sri. V.S Achutanandan by handing over a copy to Sri. Richard M. Stallman in an event organized by SPACE few months back. The book is now available online. A low resolution version is also available to download.
FOSS in Science is a national workshop being organised by the Union Christian College, Aluva, Kerala State, in collaboration with the Society for Promotion of Alternative Computing and Employment (SPACE) and Free Software Foundation of India (FSFI). The three-day workshop will focus on the relevance of Free and Open Source Software (FOSS) in science education, scientific research and scientific computing. This is the first such workshop to be conducted in India, and is aimed at introducing FOSS to college teachers, doctoral students, research workers and others.
Space has launched an online help desk for addressing technical issues in Debian GNU/Linux based systems. All the common problems are listed in the FAQ section. The site, http://support.space-kerala.org is open to all for viewing, but posting queries is permitted only for registered users. Presently, we are giving registration and support to all IT@School Master Trainers and VMEs interested in using/promoting Free Software. All the queries posted will be periodically added to the FAQ section for public viewing.
Radio Alakal, the first exclusive fisheries community in India is expected to start a daily 3 hour broadcast from May 1 2006. Society for Promotion of Alternative Computing and Employment (SPACE) is providing the technical support for the project, and the content is made exclusively using Free Software.