ANDHRA PRADESH

Training programme on FOSS technology

MLC K.S. Lakshman Rao (centre) and Swecha coordinators D. Bhuvan Krishna (left) and Giri releasing a poster on the industry-oriented training programme in Guntur on Thursday.— pHOTO: T. Vijaya Kumar

MLC K.S. Lakshman Rao (centre) and Swecha coordinators D. Bhuvan Krishna (left) and Giri releasing a poster on the industry-oriented training programme in Guntur on Thursday.— pHOTO: T. Vijaya Kumar  

Swecha, a not-for-profit organisation based in Hyderabad affiliated to the Free Software Movement of India (FSMI), is organising a 15-day industry-oriented training program for degree, post-graduate and engineering students at St. Ann’s College in Chirala from May 29 to June 12 on Free and Open Source Software (FOSS) technologies.

Resource persons from the industry and academia will impart training on making computer suites, software development, multimedia, mobile computing, web technologies and collaborative computing. Students with computer background will be in an advantageous position. The course fee is Rs 4,000. Announcing this in a press conference here on Thursday, Swecha general secretary D. Bhuvan said it was extremely important for engineering students and other technical personnel to not only learn technologies but also understand the growing importance of freedom to pursue technological research and education.

MLC K.S. Lakshman Rao said today’s world is unthinkable without FOSS technologies which became the global trend due to pioneering efforts of Richard Stallman, founder president of the Free Software Foundation.

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