Today ,the much awaited encore workshop on ‘GNU tools and Linux Kernel’ organised by Free Software Movement-Karnataka(FSMK) and IEEE conducted by IBM Linux Technology Centre kicked off….
After a very formal inauguration with most of the speeches being uninteresting, the session started at 11 am…. FSMK had its stall where our T shirts, posters were sold and sample packets of our philosophy were handed out as pamphlets….
The sessions spread over the entire day upto 6.15 pm covered wide range of topics related to the Kernel Technology and associated GNU tools like GCC,GDB and others…
The hands on session sticking to their basic attributes were chaotic and confusing initially but mellowed down subsequently….Two main hands on sessions of 45 minutes each duration were conducted;one on Linux kernel building and its programming,while the second one on Filesystems….
The speakers from IBM were very knowledgeable in whichever topic they handled….The participants as i observed were working professionals in majority while the rest being students…
So far, it has been good, but requiring a few more betterments…The only complaint from the participants in general was that too much was crammed up into too little time….
And at the end of the day, we the FSMK volunteers had a very sensible discussion, touching upon the growth path of each of us in this journey of Free Software and our roles in it….
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