‘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.
Arivina Alegalu sees its second release on August 15th as expected. You can now download the book from project page (http://arivu.sanchaya.net/ebook). 10 articles from enthusiasts have participated in our program to spread the waves of Knowledge for Common Man.
2012 release saw a change in the subjects that were covered. We have articles talking about nature, science, society, community, hacking, technology and our favorite subject FOSS.
“Arivina Alegalu” is now available on Android phones and Tablets. Don’t forget to download them via Google Play!
Cover Images were contributed by Pavithra and Mansore (http://belakindi.com) gives it a pleasant look.
Senior Journalist and writer Shri Chamaraj Savadi writes forward for the issue and encourages new writers to continue writing.
E-Book is released under Creative Commons. So go ahead, read, share and distribute….
You’re also welcome to write articles to Arivina Alegalu to spread your knowledge to other Kannadiga’s.
Arivina Alegalu (http://arivu.sanchaya.net) – Project to spread knowledge to common man in Kannada started in 2011 had released its first e-Book last year on 15th August. Thousands of people read through articles on our website and also downloaded PDF to share among friends.
Spreading the real meaning of freedom of knowledge sharing, free content was released through this initiative by our team at http://www.sanchaya.net
Many people had requested for ebook in various version including mobile solutions. It took us a while to realize that we could do it and here is an app on Android!
Go ahead, download and start reading Arivina Alegalu on your android phone. Yes, read this Kannada Ebook on your android mobile or tablet.
The project has come back to life again this year and expecting its second ebook release in few hours to come. Until then, start getting used to android app with 2011 eBook contents. Share it with your friends and We encourage Free and Open Source activities around Kannada. Get in touch with us to explore more opportunities to get involved in community activities.
We thank all writers for their contribution for this project!
An e-book on Free and Open Source Software (FOSS) that makes technology accessible to even those who are confirmed e-illiterate.
Arivina Alegalu (which literally means “Waves of Knowledge”) is conceived as a project that will kick off a series of materials written in Kannada not only about FOSS but also on various other aspects of technology and science. “All these materials will be written, edited, reviewed by people working or researching on the respective areas and released under Creative Commons.
Project was initiated in year 2011 to celebrate Indian Independence day in a unique way. This e-book is a collection of 14 essays by young software professionals to educate laymen on all things FOSS.
The participants write their experience about science & technology , FOSS etc in Kannada. Selected articles will be posted on http://arivu.sanchaya.net from 1st August to 14th August. Finally on 15th August, all the articles will be released as an eBook under Creative Commons license to reach out to people who love learning and making use of technology.
Its again a time to revisit this project this year and the Team Sanchaya invites articles for 2012 issue.
Last date for writing an article for being part of this project is 28th July 2012.
Send your entries to : [email protected]
Press release – Arivina Alegalu 2012
A two day workshop on the Standardization of Kannada Computing Terminologies has been organized on January 28-29, 2012 at: Center for Internet and Society, Bangalore with the help of CIS and Sanchaya (sanchaya.net), under the FUEL (Frequently Used Entries for Localization) project. The workshop aims at the community review and standardization of frequently encountered computing terminologies in Kannada. Also, this workshop is first of its kind wherein discussion amongst Kannada linguists, translators, journalists, writers and users would take place and a consensus would reach upon the final translation of computing terminologies in Kannada. FUEL Kannada Evaluation meet mainly aims at solving the problem of inconsistency and lack of standardization in software translations.
FUEL tries to provide a standardized and consistent computer interface for users. FUEL Kannada Evaluation meet will be a concrete move towards the aforementioned problem and after the meet, FUEL will come with the standard translation of entries in Kannada language for the first time that are frequently being used by a normal user. This is a community project initiated by Red Hat. We invite linguists, translators, and users to participate who are serious to the cause of localization of computer in Kannada language.
Website: https://fedorahosted.org/fuel/ and http://www.fuelproject.org
Venue: Center for Internet and Society
194, 2nd C Cross, Domlur II Stage,
Domlur, Bengaluru, Karnataka
+91 80 4092 6283 · cis-india.org
Start Time: 9.30 AM
Contact: Shankar Prasad +91-9967064285; Omshivaprakash +91-9902026518
Tags: FUEL, Kannada, Sanchaya, Standardization