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Localisation of
Free/Open Source Software

Development Deployment
and Community Building


C-DAC Mumbai is working on the project janabhaaratii.
This project is titled ‘Localisation of Free/Open Source Software:
Development, Deployment and Community Building’. These includes
contributing to the community efforts in developing a software
suite based on GNU/Linux and made available in Indian languages.
The project is funded by the Technology
Development in Indian Languages
(TDIL) group in Department of
Information Technology, Ministry of Communication and IT of
Government of India.

Objective of the janabhaaratii:

  • To enable wide use of Indian
    language computing through Free/Open Source systems and
    applications localised in Indian languages.

  • Invite, build and support
    community initiatives to produce and disseminate free/open source
    software systems, applications and content to help proliterate
    wide-spread use of Information Technology in our society,
    breaking language barriers and through affordable means. This
    will thus help bridge the so called digital divide.

  • Development of technology to suit Indian languages,
    dissemination of the same, deployment into diverse sections such
    as home use, mass applications, education, rural areas,
    infokiosks, cybercafes, e-governance, content creation etc.

Some of the places were janabhaaratii made

  • Govt.
    of Maharashtra.

  • Muncipal Administrators’
    Office, Worli, Mumbai.

  • Maharashtra State Police
    Control Room, Mumbai.

  • Sathaye College, Vile Parle,

  • SNDT Women’s University,
    Churchgate, Mumbai

  • St Paul’s School, Ajmer,

  • Sri Guru Ram Das Institute of
    Medical Science, Amritsar, Punjab.

  • University
    of Mumbai, Santacruz, Mumbai.

  • St Anselm’s Sr. Sec. School,
    Ajmer, Rajasthan.

  • IWSA (Indian Women Scientist
    Association), Vashi Navi Mumbai.

  • Joshi Bedekar College, Thane.

C-DAC is a pioneer in
development and deployment of Indian language technologies and
products for over 15 years. janabhaaratii project is handled by
C-DAC Air-India bldg office, Nariman Point, Mumbai. In particular
C-DAC, Mumbai has also been in the forefront with the INDIX2
project which makes GNU/Linux operating system specifically
intelligent about indic scripts and gives the world a more generic
approach to deal with complex scripts. Some of the fonts developed
under the INDIX2 project are now also available to public from
TDIL website http://www.tdil.mit.gov.in/download/openfonts.htm

The project inherits and will enhance the access and usability
of the above resources. Further, the project stands on the
shoulders of several teams working on localization of GNU/Linux,
most notably IITs, IIITs,
Indlinux, ankurbangla,
, MarathiOpenSource
and Corporations like IBM. Several Resource Centres
supported by TDIL have stacked up a lot of localization resources.
The project envisages threading together these efforts and present
to the community a suite of software components in readily usable
form through Open Source under GPL/LGPL

The project needs cooperation of language specialists,
linguists, computer specialists, users, governments (Centre and
States), academia (faculty and students) and many others. This is
also an appeal to all to join this mission and bring the benefits
of IT revolution to the majority of population.

Software for playgrounds in training processes

We look at an innovative, interactive and dynamic tool developed in Latin America and designed to replicate the characteristics of context that the real work in educational environments. Know all peculiarities of JAEP’s.


There are many examples of solutions that allow the application of games in learning in different areas, as it is the case with products like Chemicus, Physicus, Hystorion or Informaticus. There are also those which cover several aspects related to training and acquisition of skills, such as SimEarth (ecology), SimCity (management), Age of Empires (history) or The Sims (social sciences). Also, you can find similar games online and case studies in UniGame or canadian playground equipment indoors. On the other hand, there are tools that allow stakeholders to generate their own games, as Gamemaker, which includes a free version with tutorials included.


However, the e-learning industry today has developed products in Latin America, such as JAEP´S (sets of self-knowledge and appraisal)software, developed jointly by Argentine consultancy Jordax learning and Study C. It is an innovative proposal of training through interactive and dynamic, designed tools to learn and develop skills, knowledge, and professional attitudes.


As explained by Jordi Domènech, director of Jordax learning, JAEP´S replica in a learning environment characteristics of actual work context. “It immerses the participant in a professional environment where their skills are required at random, random intervenes. To be a game where they must compete, generate the climate of tension, own work, where no one likes to lose. Instead, formal learning takes place in a comfortable and predictable environment, classrooms, where the clarity of the message does not interfere to learn”, he says.


Ludico-profesionales activities posed by the JAEP´S program, include games such as:
• Set of 3D simulation of sales and customer service training
• Interactive multimedia game in 3D that allows to know the own negotiating style and used as an activity of awareness and induction
• Interactive multimedia simulation game, based on situations of negotiation, that allows you to practice and reinforce the skills
• Interactive multimedia game in 3D that can detect personal styles of communication
• Interactive multimedia simulation game, in three versions: pretest of assumptions about driving equipment, teaching driving skills of activity Postraining for reinforcement of driving teams and equipment.


The implementation of JAEP´S in training programmes, reinforces learning partners to improve its results and objectives. With low investment, assess the performance of all employees of a uniform and objective manner.


The program includes educational multimedia resources to develop programmes blended Learning or e-learning interactive, customizable, and of high quality; options for the implementation of learning management platforms “on line” and Intranet (Virtual Campus); and Know How to advice on the implementation of innovative training programs, that take advantage of the distinct advantages of the new technologies: interactivity, monitoring and flexibility.


Other recreational proposals for Jordax learning are:

• Back to the Future, proposes to interpret a story of the past, present or future, inspired by the processes of motivation-oriented scripts, to address issues of negotiation, planning, leadership and team development. Some of the scripts are: Ulises convinced of the virtues of his idea, the “Trojan horse”; Cristóbal Colón promoting their trip to America; Leonardo da Vinci selling the virtues of “La Gioconda” before becoming known by all; a great entrepreneur promoting your project: a new nuclear power plant; or a scientist presenting his new futuristic invention: “The teleportation machine”.
• Focus on the field, induces the participant in a fictional setting that recreates the conditions of teamwork, developing creativity and security in pursuit of the achievement of results, and allowing implement and observe ideal and reprehensible behaviour of management in a fun and interesting for people who work every day in demanding professional environments. The simulation uses a scenario of land acquisition for a company wine, with all sorts of unforeseen and challenges, in which each participant receives a part of the information needed to make appropriate decisions, and should share, hold or give part of it at the right time, where each movement makes the individual to affect the Group and the final result.

Top 5 softwares for Watching Movies

Mobile applications They have become all of a BOOM in every home that has a device electronic, because they allow us to do anything we want and make our life much easier for certain things. Thanks to technology and the internet today we can do what we propose without difficulty, with only give a touch and we will be downloading the app magic to do that costs us so much; because although some experts with smartphones, others are not, and this is a great help to handle everything from a simple and practical way.

If you do not know well what are mobile applications you will learn are a kind of programs that you can download to your phone to subsequently perform different actions such as banking transactions, reviewing documents, email and others.

So if you want to know what are these apps that are talking about it is best that you continue reading…


5. Netflix:

It is an ideal application of films and series for all lovers of the world, you can enjoy the best film and premieres of new chapters of your favorite series at any time of the day. You only need to subscribe and have the opportunity to enjoy a free month of testing, where you want to use it on a permanent basis you have the option of Purchasing a membership and enjoy this excellent service as long as you want. The best of this service is that it is available to watch on television. This app is available in the stores of your operating system and you can download it for free.


4 Crackle:

Another excellent application for watching movies in your electronic device, the difference is that Crackle is free of charge and also has a web page to view films or series from your computer www. Crackle. com. You can see the chapters of your favorite series from your free phone, what could be better than this? The only negative point is that is not available for all countries.



3 Movies Online:

This app despite having an interface and how to use quite simple, is verycomplete. Films are organized by categories to make your search easier, and it is also 100% free. This improves things completely, but if you see the films to have Wifi to avoid failures in the reproduction of the same.



2. TV series:

Because you might not want to see movies but your favorite series , we bring you this application. Like the previous one is completely free so you can enjoy the best series and cartoons without any inconvenience. You can organize your favorites by category to have more organization and find them more easily. The interface of this app is also quite simple but fulfills its function: see series online!



1. pop Corn Time:

This app is compared with Netflix, so it seems to be pretty good. It consists of 44 languages and is available for Linux, OS X and Windowsoperating systems. Although he has had several legal problems this app stands and allows us to enjoy multiple movies and television shows that are on the rise.


These are some of the most popular applications to enjoy a good movie through your phone, computer or single tablet must choose any of the options and voila.Make sure you make it available for your operating system and you can download them entering the shops of certain applications on your device, just go, search, press download and enjoy!

As you can see, for all what we need there is currently an application, either to talk via instant messages, play, read, record videos or just to see movies. Yes, the latter could not miss and is that who doesn’t love lie a whole afternoon to watch movies and eat a little bit of pop corns? We are sure that this is the favorite hobby of many people around the world and as a result there are mobile apps for watching movies from our electronic device.

This is ideal for people who do not have a TV but yes a Smartphone, Tablet, iPad or in other cases of travel where you’re bored and don’t know what to do. Films or television series are always a good choice to kill boredom and distract us a bit of stress and everyday life.

Don’t forget that to use any of these applications you must use 3 G, 4 g or WiFi, although the latter is the most recommended to enjoy the movie without any interruption, also allows you to save your phone data thousand times more.

Did you already use any of these applications?

Don’t hesitate to give youtubeonfire your feedback and tell us what was your experience with every one of them…

Software Wars: A movie about philosophy open source

In the era in which we live, there are many technological advances and they operate in large part, through the use of software, however, many times these advances pose obstacles in their development because of the control exercised by the companies that developed it. This is the main argument of the Software Wars film that seeks to inform geeks and the public in general about how important is the use of Free Software and the advantages afforded us to both users and developers.

It is more than a film, a documentary based on a part of the book called “After the Software Wars” (available free at MovieTube) who wrote Keith Curtis (producer). He worked 11 years at Microsoft until he decided to adopt the philosophy of free Software, so it knows what it is to work on both sides: in free software and the owner.

The way in which are financing the project is through crowdfunding on Indiegogo and the goal to develop the project is 150,000 USD. The documentary is interesting for the way in which addresses the subject with information and interviews with figures from the likes of Linus Torvalds, Jono Bacon, Greg Kroah-Hartman and Guy Martin. To mention some.

Release date (if you reach the goal of the $150,000 USD) would be slated for June 2013 and the distribution of the documentary will be both digital and physical. It seems to be a good initiative to encourage the community to become more involved to open source software projects, moreover, involve average users to learn about the advantages of adopting this philosophy.

Involved with the project thus describes the documentary:

Software Wars is a film about the battle of our rights to share our ideas about technology. The software will not be owned by companies like Microsoft, Apple and Google that impede technological progress.

An example very clear of the approach of the problem is the use of assistants and custom searches as does Google Now or Siri. Both are not open to other developers to contribute with more features that help us in everyday life, everything is controlled by Google or Apple, and they decide to include and which not.

Software Wars must be in your list of “Geek” to see movies in 2013, without a doubt.

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