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Fedora 21 Release Party Mumbai


On Sunday, 21st December 2014, we had the Fedora 21 Release Party at Homi Bhabha Center for Science Education (TIFR). I thought I would put together few major points from the event as a report and follow-up. But it seems few participants have already done a good job of writing excellent reports on the event. So just wish to pass on links to their blogs for detailed reports. If you are wondering what's there to report on a small party like this, then please do read them, they may seem interesting and educating.

1. Trupti Kini's take on the event

2. Praveen Kumar's report as a speaker

Thanks to both Trupti and Praveen!

Special thanks to HBCSE and the team in Gnowledge lab, and especially Dr. Nagarjun who has been our inspiration for working on free software, for helping us out in managing the event, letting us use the space, and most importantly guiding us for future directions.


[P.S. Will write separately about the contemplation over and ideas that emerged during the wonderful discussions at the party. ]

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