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Free/Open Source Software

Development Deployment
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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.

4 programs to try out hairstyles and free virtual hairstyles

Meet online programs virtual simulators of hairstyles and haircuts. Makes a change of look free virtual online with 4 programs to test how you are several cuts hair and makeup virtual. If you want to know how you would be different haircuts, to then decide to do a new one, there are several pages of websites that allow you to see how you would be the virtual hairstyles or haircuts that you want you just upload your photo and another picture with the hairstyle that you want to do you and this way you can try with different looks are having to cut your hair.

Then we show you the top 4 softwares to try haircuts and virtual hairstyles for women and men .


It is a wonderful virtual makeover tool, this website allows you to upload your photo or use the image of a model to test your different types of hairstyles and makeup free. One of the best websites that you try your shape look changes online, having also options to test effects of all kinds. In this online program you can filter products by price and brand. Once finished creating your new look, this online program shows you the list of products used for your much-anticipated virtual hairstyle change.


Another tool virtual makeover that has several options to change and try hairstyles, quick and easy to use. Thisinteresting web site also offers a large selection of options to change the color of the face, eyes, lips, body and many other things. A program that you should not try if you’d like a change of look.


Another website where you can try your hairstyles where you only have to upload your own image to change and a change of image. This program of hairstyles online brings you a variety hairstyles of actresses and singers, make-up and accessories.


An interesting application online to try on hairstyles for all those who want to draw inspiration from the look of your favorite celebrity. The steps are simple: you upload your own photo, detect the shape of your face and compare it with the hairstyles and outfits of the celebrities who have traits similar to the yours. You can also try cuts that are, those who have a minimum of maintenance and even hairstyles for weddings.

The application Nestdrop fight for their “right” of distributing marijuana at home

Los Angeles prosecutors achieved a preliminary court order forcing Nestdrop to cease its operations in this metropolis

The app was created in 2014 as the first dealing cannabis

The application Nestdrop maintains a legal battle for his right to facilitate the home delivery of medical marijuana in the city of Los Angeles, where the service has been banned provisionally by the courts on the basis of an Ordinance that regulates the trading of cannabis.

Nestdrop became in October 2014 in the first U.S. company to develop an “app” that lets users order and receive their doses of marijuana in their homes, a decision that turned them into pioneers and put them in the crosshairs of the authorities.
In December, Los Angeles prosecutors achieved a preliminary court order forcing Nestdrop to cease its operations in the metropolis by understanding that they contravene the provisions in the proposal approved in referendum by the angels in 2013.
That measure was created to curb the proliferation of retail shops of marijuana for medical purposes and regulate their activities, and its application was the closure of hundreds of clinics, but left exempt businesses open before September 2007 and authorized the delivery of that drug to patients by their carer’s header.
Nestdrop is simply the platform that connects people with clinics. We cultivate, sell, nor have inventory or process (marijuana). We are like Yelp or Craigslist,”said the co-founder of the company, Michael Pycher.
In conversation with Efe, Pycher insisted that the business of Nestdrop is covered by the lawand said he was surprised by the determination of the Prosecutor’s Office, which considered incomprehensible.
“We don’t know what happens. The proposal D allows the distribution of medical marijuana. All’re asking us why us demand”, said Pycher, whose company believes that they are being treated unfairly while”dozens of clinics and services of third parties continue delivering door to door”.
Companies such as http://thcdetoxhelp.com accepts orders by phone or online and performs deliveries in Los Angeles and Orange counties.
“This ‘app’ is a blatant attempt to circumvent the will of the voters,” said Attorney Mike Feuer, whose office rejected that they had taken it up with Nestdrop.
“Until we know where, Nestdrop is the only ‘app’ in the history of the city, enabling consumers to connect with distribution of marijuana illegal services,” the Prosecutor’s Office in a statement told Efe.
In early March, advocates of the technology company appealed the court order prohibiting them to operate in that city, as confirmed Pycher, who hopes that Los Angeles County Superior Court to rule on the matter within weeks.
At the same time, Nestdrop sent a letter to the Prosecutor’s Office to try to “fix” the relationship between the company and the city of Los Angeles and “work together” to “constructing a more solid and transparent in the industry from the retail sale of marijuana”, without having to proceed through the courts.
For Pycher, the significance of this case goes beyond the lawsuit between a company and a city because “you sit a precedent” in the United States and would be “a blow” for the sector of cannabis in the country where the courts give reason prosecution.
According to a research published in January by The Arcview Group, entity that represents the companies of marijuana in the U.S., the cannabis industry was that grew most in 2014 in the country, 74%, to enter 2,700 million dollars in sales.
Half of the turnover occurred in California, where it is legal marijuana prescription use, followed by Colorado, where the business soared after the legalization of the “maria” for recreational purposes in 2012.
United States, 23 States (nearly half of the country) have any law allowing marijuana use while it is a drug that is pursued by the federal authorities.

Softwares of accounting / billing in the cloud for freelancers

Both personally as for the course I had to give a few months ago in the EOI, was telling me a little of which existed, how they functioned, its cost…

There is a great variety of programs and applications for keeping your accounts and even to make invoices without having to spend anything, or the cost is minimal. On many occasions, and depending on which is your field of work, is very comfortable to be able to make use of any of these applications in the cloud, allowing you to check your invoices, enter your expenses, learn about the current state of your billing, or even issuing an invoice from anywhere.

Although there are many applications, I focused on 8, which I grouped in three categories:

1. to make invoices easily and free:
Don’t expect complicated and comprehensive programs, or complex operations, only serve to make an invoice. They allow you to make an invoice format Facturas - contabilidad en la nubeeInvoice orfacturae, with validity and recognition official (no longer have to print it, sign it,…) and of very fast execution. Emphasizing that there are many, I opted for two:

* Hazteunafacturae, as they say on the web, you can get free and in 5 minutes your own invoice. You don’t even have to register.

* Facturacionautonomos.es, in this case if there is prior registration, but it is just as simple and free to use it.

2. to make bills and keeping your accounts:

There are a lot of applications on the network, as it could not be otherwise, but I searched for information and had four approach.

Contasimple, although I had no communication with them, was the first that I noticed, seemed like one of the easier and more intuitive to use tools, and although without great graphic effects, comprises much of the needs of any autonomous, it is quite economical, I think it is the most economical choices.

Although I have not used it, gives me the impression that its interface is not anything complicated, losing by such reason dynamism and visual effect so that I could see on the tour.

Factura DirectaFacturaDirecta is a product designed especially for SMEs and freelancers, developed so you have an easy to use without a big learning curve and a great usability. Our goal is to be easy to use, although without giving up many of the functions of which dispense other simple to use programs.

It is an option that provides a full range of services, among others, which I appreciate, the possibility of issuing digital signed bills, both in format factura-e (versions 3.1 and 3.2) and in PDF format. In both cases it is possible to sign them with a certificate of the client that is stored in our servers encrypted, or using a certificate of FacturaDirecta. Although this possibility is limited to payment plans.

Endeve, I really like your philosophy, in the own mail that I responded so left me very clear:

Updated December 2013:

Indicate me from Endeve which are now called Quaderno and to update their links. You made!

Facturación en la nube“endeve is a tool of billing that allows you to keep track of your revenue (invoices), budgets and expenses (invoices received). We want to make it clear that it is not a bookkeeper surry hills program. From the beginning we decided to make a tool to do one thing, and to do it very well. And we have focused on it.”

On the other hand, this aspect also very interesting: “can send your invoices to your clients by e-mail signed with your eCertificate: eFactura.” If you also link endeve with your Paypal account, the customer can pay the Bill directly through a simple click.”

The application also allows to generate periodic invoices, renewed and they send to customers every so often automatically, also bank remittances can be issued.
“Also provide automatic generation of models quarterly withholdings (111, 130) and VAT (303).” If you have entered all your income and expenses, you can issue these models with a single click and then just upload them to the website of AEAT.”
Endeve, the appearance of the invoice is fully customizable. You can upload your logo and choose any of the templates of print which we offer free of charge. Moreover, if you wish, you can generate your own template with a few simple HTML knowledge.
“On the other hand, we have developed an API for any developer connect endeve with other applications. Thus, for example, you can connect endeve with your e-commerce application, issue an invoice whenever you make a purchase.”

It Facturagem, was, without doubt, that advice came to me, at least from friends and acquaintances, and after exchanging emails with them it became clear why, maintain a very open and collaborative philosophy:

FacturaGem“FACTURAgem does not pretend to the self-employed to replace a Manager, we believe that this approach is wrong because the autonomous without the Manager does not know how to make the fiscal obligations of form 100% correct. In this sense does not generate necessary books, and neither have implemented the facturae by little use having in these groups.If you need an application with these features and to also manage expenses you can take a look at endeve.com”

Bone, not only aren’t you had promising you a service offering, but that they are honest and direct, and in case outside little, recommended to another company of the ‘competition’. That is the mentality of free software, and otherwise a tale.

FACTURAgem has two objectives:
1 you can do bills in a few seconds
2 and that can share only with your manager and customers with one click or providing a URL query.
and does these two things very well.

3 invoices, accounting, tax,… would it be to add the second block to have a virtual gestoria-asesoria:

In this third block they two stand out:

Gestoría y contabilidad onlineCuentica: with a very powerful advertising network and an impeccable service online, are one of the best known services, their cost is not anything high and its interface, although I have not used it in detail, seems very elaborate and dynamic.They are summarized cuentica as an online application + agency online.

How important advantage is an application with which an autonomous may be Basic for free business management, i.e.:
Generate invoices, enter expenses and keep track of cash receipts and payments, without any limits. And also advances you the VAT, profit, etc. and only if you need consultancy services when you pay, in this case the cost is €19-€50 per month.

Another important advantage of cuentica is that it not only is an application designed for freelancers, but it can also now be used for SMEs.

I really started to try it and it caught my attention, both your online application and the service that I provided, although… at the end and I decided to wear one to begin my tenure I did by having more physical proximity.

If you want to try it, cuentica friends have made me an interesting proposal, for all users who enter “ramonramon” as the promotional code, will have a 10% discount on any plan during the first year.

e-autonomos: are, without a doubt, leaders in information to self-employed, your blog is a reference in the sector, with articles on a fairly regular basis. It is the current platform upon which I am developing my accounting as a freelancer, and although I hope to write an article a bit more extensive, by the time the service is working well.

Contabilidad y gestoría onlineAlthough it presents an excessively strict interface for my taste, and without great flourishes, personal service is quite good, with an almost immediate response and a personalized luxury. The explanation of being very grid data entry is the objective that have to avoid mistakes in the form of input data, prefer a corseted interface but without tax or accounting errors: “all you better a management platform if it does not adapt to your profile and let you do almost everything, bills 20% VAT and withholding 5% for example.”

Monthly cost (€60) is somewhat higher than other products, but to have three free months, the annual cost is diluted a bit and is worth trying it. In addition, the friends of e-autonomos just send me this email with an interesting promotion to benefit the readers of this blog:

“We thought that since almost all of our clients are entrepreneurs, let’s relagalarlesentrepreneur package, and 20% discount during the first year in accounting and tax service.
“All you have to do is put in the highpromotional code: RAMONRAMON”

One of the “buts” for my case is that they do not generate digital invoices automatically, and although they report as to generate them, it is only for proprietary platforms :( and as I mentioned in a post, it is a major setback. Hopefully soon provide the solution to issue electronic invoices directly or find a solution for users who use operating systems free. I for one use DigiSigner.

This post is not intended to be a detailed study of the different options or platforms, and only briefly compare them according to my experience and information provided by different suppliers. In addition, and thanks to the friends of cuentica and e-freelancers, that if you decide to make the leap and become autonomous, you can have significant savings in your contabilidad-gestoria, as well as the consequent orientation.

I hope to be able to make a new, slightly more detailed post about my experience using e-autonomos, after these three months of use.

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…

TOP 5 BEST APPS recommended by movie2k.io

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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