ICFOSS to Host 6th Triennial International Conference on Free Software & Free Knowledge
The free software community in Kerala will come together after three years as the International Centre for Free and Open Software (ICFOSS) under the IT Dept of Kerala , is organising a conference on free software on December 20-21 in Thiruvananthapuram.Termed ‘Swatantra-2017’, the conference will have more than 25 speakers on various topics related to free software and free hardware. With the new edition of Swatantra, government is underscroing its commitment to free software and reasserting states leadership in the segment. Assistive Technology, artand design, and sectors such as healthcare and education will be in focus at this edition of “Swatantra”.At the Kerala Secretariat today Chief Minister Shri Pinarayi Vijayan launched the official logo and website of ‘Swatantra 2017’ which is scheduled to be held in Thiruvananthapuram on December 20-21, 2017. Present at the launch were Mr Sivasankar IAS, Secretary IT, Dr Jayasankar Prasad, Director ICFOSS.