Hello. Allow me to introduce myself. My name is Ravi. This is my home on the internet.
I post about my personal experiences and views on this blog. I raise awareness about issues related to free/swatantra/mukt software(users have the freedom to run, study, modify, adapt and improve the software) and digital privacy and anonymity. I would like to make free software and digital privacy accessible to all by raising awareness and guiding them. Check out Privacy Yathra website for our digital privacy campaign.
NOTE: I am from free software movement and not from open source movement. So, please do not refer to my work as “open source” or “FOSS” or “FLOSS”. Please use the term Free Software while referring to my work. If you are interested in knowing the difference between the two, please check out my post about the difference between the terms Free Software and Open Source.
All the blogs here should be accessible by non-technical people as well. If this is not true, please let me know. The blogs are in the posts section. Also, let me know in case you have any suggestions for this website.
I hangout on FSCI (https://fsci.in) chat rooms and collaborate to work for free software.
My Mastodon profile is here.
I have a peertube channel at this URL where I post videos.
Discussions are always welcome even if you do not know me. That is another reason this site exists.
Thanks for visting my home page. Nice to meet you. Before we leave, I would like to make some urgent announcements.
Matrix-XMPP bridge has a limitation that XMPP users miss messages posted in the groups hosted on matrix when they were offline. Sunday Nkwuda and Olatunji Ajayi, with help from team formed by Pirate Praveen, including me, are planning to fix the problem. Please help us in raising funds so that we can fix the limitation. Check fundraiser here.
Many thanks to the XMPP Standards Foundation for serving as fiscal host for the fundraising.
This is the power of free software. Users get the source code so they can fix the problems or introduce features. Also, we can share the modifications with others, so that everyone gets the benefit of the development.
If the software were nonfree, this was not possible. We had to beg the developer and even then there is no guarantee that the developer would fix it.
Sign the letter to Kerala teachers to adopt free software in education.