Today (17/7/2011) few members from PuduvaiGLUG went to attend the Opening and First Meeting of Villupuram Linux Users Group.
Mr. Praveen Singh (Co-ordinator) of Villupuram Linux Users group was busy in making arrangements for the meet to start.The meet started by distribution of Juice, and it was Praveen singh, who started his speech by explaining the need for a Linux User Group.
And then i took the chance to speak about the difference between the GPL of Open Source and EULA of Proprietary Software’s.
Then explained the need for a change to Open source from Proprietary softwares, played an audio clip which Mr.Shrinivasan has shared me long back.
Then Praveen Singh displayed some videos showing graphical effects of Ubuntu Desktop, and played a game called OpenArena (http://www.openarena.ws/smfnews.php)
Then we explained the concept how Open Source works with the Example of Mozilla projects.
Displayed the Video from Mozilla Website explaining how they are successful because of Open Source ( http://www.mozilla.org/contribute/ ).
Then also showed the source code of Kernel, downloaded from Kernel.org
Praveen Singh also explained about the need for mailing list.
We strongly recommended that we are on the way to make India better by going the Open Source way, against corruption (software piracy).
At the end we all gave a feedback in a written form of what can be done in forth coming meets.