GNU/Linux User Group Of TCE( GLUGOT) and GNU/Linux User Group of Madurai (GLUG-Madurai) are organising FStival ’07, the Free Software Festival at Thaigarajar College of Engg. Madurai on September 15th, Saturday. This is the fourth time the event is being conducted and it has always been successful. We hope to have a similar success this year as well.
FStival is celebrated as a part of the international event, the Software Freedom Day. The main objective of the event is to promote free software and propagate its advantages over other proprietary software. In our college, for FStival, we organise various demo stalls where various free software tools will be explained by students. We will also have an installation demo at the auditorium.
This year, we have intended to have stalls for Emacs and Vi, LaTeX, Gtk/Glade, Binutils, GCC, LAMP, Databases, CMS, Office, GIMP, Blender, Games in GNU/Linux etc. as usual and some new stalls like IDEs( Bluefish, KDevelop), Linux in day-to-day, Linux commands, GNU/Linux in industries etc. We will also have a stall on Beryl, a very attractive window manager. To popularise the concept of Live CD, we have a stall on Live CD. We may have a stall on GNU/Linux in industries and one on GNU/Linux history and propaganda.