’Arivina Alegalu’ first Kannada e-book on FOSS/Science/Technology released under OpenContent project by Sanchaya team in 2011 to celebrate the freedom of FOSS during Indian independence day celebrations. The project aims to make technology reachable to common man in simple language through people who love language and technology. A young team of writers/technology users started contributing to this project enthusiastically and in 2012 it sees its second release.
Being online still doesn’t help us fulfill our dream of reaching common man. Hence, we always tried finding options to reach out outside internet.
Today, it was an another milestone accomplishment of this project by getting itself printed on ‘Samyukta Karnataka’ Kannada news daily… (Find its online edition here – http://epaper.samyukthakarnataka.com) and secondly, Arivina Alegalu becomes the first e-book under ‘Creative Commons’ CC-By-SA-NA to be printed on any Kannada news daily. We are expecting this project to reach millions of people, inspire and encourage more Kannadiga’s to start contributing technical, scientific and technological writing to literature in one or the other ways.
Kudo’s to entire team and contributors on this occasion.
It’s a special day (21st September) for all of us from Sampada Community and Krushi Sampada team (http://krushi.sampada.net).
Our favorite technology writer, Nature Lover Shri Nagesh Hegde released Krushi SampadaE-Magazine‘s 1st edition this morning in an event called ‘Agriculture, ICT and Community‘ (‘ಕೃಷಿ, ಮಾಹಿತಿ ತಂತ್ರಜ್ಞಾನ ಮತ್ತು ನಾವು’) presented by Sampada Foundation in collaboration with Centre for Internet and Society, Bangalore and Institution of Agricultural Technologists.
This is one of the first e-magazine to be released under Creative Commons Attributes Share Alike(CC BY-SA) License in Kannada.
After releasing the e-magazine Nagesh Hegde spoke and explained the need of taking technology and facilities to the farmers. He gave us lots of pointers to reach out to people who are in real need of ICT’s in rural areas.
Shri Addoor Krishna Rao, who is heading the team of Krushi Sampada shared his experiences with the gathering.
Hpn and myself tweeted live from the venue and the queries raised in twitter (could be found under #esampada tag on twitter) took along the discussion with great spirits..Hopefully we will be able to upload the talks and the discussion as a podcast soon on ‘Krushi Sampada’ portal, so that all of those who couldn’t make it to the event today can listen to it.
First edition of Krushi Sampada e-magazine is now available on http://krushi.sampada.net . Feel free to download it and share it!
On behalf of Sampada, We thank each and everyone for their support and encouragement in making this event a success.