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SFD Banner outside of Divyasree Chambers, Bangalore
Jam Packed BMSCE Auditorium

Quotable Quotes

"This year they had shortlisted some colleges in Bangalore and our dear BMSCE was a part of it.But it so happened that the coordinators for our College backed out from conducting the event in our college thinking that the response will be bad.And many thanks to Ram , an active member of, me and my friends Sharadha,Shilpa, Nandini and Ganga took up the initiative and oragnised the entire thingie in good 6 hours yesterday.Some phone calls and the event was finalised ."

"Yesterday whole night me and my friends were hoping that people will turn up and make the event a huge success. And it happened !!!"

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-- Nethravathi B

"We reached BMS at around 9:15 AM to see the Audi filled with Praveen, Dilip and myself only. Ahem… It was 9:30 and lo behold!!! The AUDI was jam packed with people not having place to sit and extra chairs been roped in. Great!!! 350 people packed in a 300 capacity audi!! "

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-- Anjhan aka tuxmaniac

"About 60 people stayed back and we splitted into 4 groups and addressed their doubts and asked about their interest areas. Me and Dilip took charge of one group and we had a very interesting discussion. Other three groups were handled bu Aanjhan, Srikanth and Dinesh. We had to leave the hall only because they had to close the hall and we left the campus becuase it was already 1 30 and all of us were started feeling hungry."

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-- Praveen A


We had an awesome Software Freedom Day this year Read all the blogs here.

  1. Nethravathi B
  2. Aanjhan R
  3. Praveen A

Stay tuned for the followup activities. Also join us on orkut if you are there. If you are on IRC come to #fci (Freenode)

Event plan

  • Blog about the event and preperation -- everyone
  • Reach out to maximum people through -- Praveen, Ramprasad B, Kushal, Pavithran
    • Mailing lists
    • Orkut and other online communities
    • SMS, Rediff Bol, Yahoo messenger, Google Talk ...
  • Mass media campaign -- Anivar & Praveen
    • FM Radio
    • Television
    • Print media
  • Promotional materials -- Aanjhan
    • posters
    • T-shirts/Kurta
    • Distro/Free Software CDs/DVDs, Videos & audio ( Truth Happens, Trusted computing )
    • Pamphlets
  • Sign up volunteers for --
    • Localisation
    • Free Software {in,for,as} Education
  • Collect and display news articles
  • Mobilise colleges near to the centers (get a list of all colleges) -- Ramprasad B
  • Sponsorship --

The plan is to focus on students in the morning session and others in the afternoon session.


The event will happen at these colleges (check each link for more details)

  1. BMSCE - BMS College of Engineering -- Praveen, Aanjhan, Anish, Netravathi, Sharadha
  2. Dayananda Sagar College of Engineering -- Ramprasad B, Laxminarayan Kamath
  3. Sir M Visvesvaraya Institute of Technology -- Moinak Ghosh, Saurabh Vyas, Prabodh Goel


  1. Praveen A. Email: pravi --dot-- a --at-- gmail --dot-- com
  2. Thejesh GN Email: thej  -- at -- techmag -- dot -- biz
  3. Vikram Vincent:   vincentvikram  --at --gmail --dot --com
  4. Ramprasad B: ramprasad_i82 --at --yahoo --dot --com

Volunteer Registraion

Volunteers registration now open. Please sign up here. Also mention the college or region for which you want to volunteer.

Go Back to Bangalore's main Software Freedom Day page