Hands on Drupal in Free Software Movement of India Workshop

By Shekhar Sahu on 16 July 2011 11:01 PM

, , , ,

Hands on Drupal in Free Software Movement Workshop
A  workshop on FOSS (Free and Open Source Software) was conducted by FSMI, at our college, BIT Durg today. The participants were introduced to open source ideologies. How open source software started and got evolved over time. Later the workshop turned into DIY, participants learned how to build a Drupal powered website.

Free Software Movement of India 

Free Software Movement of India was formed in the year 2010 to popularize open source ideology. FSMI aims to create awareness about free software products, creating an environment, motivating developers to contribute to open source technologies.
Mr. Kiran Chandra, General Secretary of FSMI was present in the workshop. He explained how if every programmer of India contributes at least few hours to Open Source Projects every week, then India can become a superpower in the fields of computers. He also told how closed source software users are treated as slaves. He urged to adopt Open Source and make technology as a slave and get the max use of it. When an open source software is released, bugs are identified and fixed within few hours of release, that's one of the most important benefits, he added. Prof. DP Mishra, Head of the Department Computer Science & Engg Branch, asked the participants to become torch bearer and spread the open source awareness in the region.

About Drupal

Drupal is one of the most popular open source content management system (CMS) and framework other than Joomla and Wordpress. Drupal can be used to create a blog to full-fledged websites. Many popular educational institutions and governments use Drupal. Drupal is written in PHP and supports the wide range of databases including MySQL, PostgreSQL, Sybase etc. It's distributed under GNU GPL license. With Drupal anyone with no programming knowledge can build websites, using tons of freely available modules & themes. The Drupal project was started by Dries Buytaert, and it's the first release came out in 2001.

In the practical sessions, participants went through the basics of Drupal, and the session was followed by a group discussion.


FSMI fsmi.in
Drupal drupal.org

Shekhar Sahu

0 comments for this post