This week's newsletter is a visual treat. We have a new podcast, signature, campaign, cats, telescope and discussions on the changes to IT Act.
Tamil podcast on the changes to IT Act, Surveillance and Digital Self Defence
We also have a dedicated page for our podcasts - https://blog.fshm.in/fshm-podcast/
Telescope over WiFi
Cosmobird, Arunekumar & Crakensio worked to stream footage from Telescope over WiFi using Raspberry Pi Zero. Normally it is impossible to capture photos by hand from a telescope as there is a lot of shake.
Please drop a message on our chat - https://riot.im/app/#/room/#fshm:matrix.org - to use the Telescope. We will update when we organize a dedicated night sky watch.
Listening to FM radio using PC
GQRX/Pothosware was the software used to listen to FM with RTL-SDR-2830 as the radio receiver by Cosmobird to listen to radio using the community PC.
Pasting posters for discussion at PU
An open discussion was to be held at PU on 29/01/19 . People from FSUG-PU - Noordine, Prabha, Jayanth put up posters for the discussion.
Website ready for the open letter to IT Ministry
IT Ministry has requested public opinion on the draconic changes to Intermediaries guidelines. Kamal put together a website (now at https://www.fshm.in ) to accept support for an open letter. FSFTN & FSHM has been involved in writing the open letter and campaigning for support. People who have signed this open letter belong to a diverse group of institutions including Pondicherry University, PaavaiGLUG, VillupuramGLUG, FSMK, ILUGC, ICFOSS, SFI, AISF, DAKF, Swecha, FSCI, FSUG-TVM, IISc, Coopon Scitech.
Code for the website is available under AGPLv3 license at https://gitlab.com/fshm/ludus .
Cats of Freedom
The kittens at Maitri are growing up well. All of them have started running about 1
FSMK camp successfully completed
FSMK's technical camp ( https://camp.fsmk.org ) with parallel tracks on Data Science, Artificial Intelligence & Cloud Computing was successfully held from Jan 20 - Jan 24 at PES College of Eng., Mandya.
Discussion about IT Act, Surveillance @ Chennai GLUG
Chennai GLUG organized a discussion on State, Surveillance & Privacy ahead of the signature campaign opposing the new changes to IT Act by the IT Ministry.
Blender artwork by Srikrishna from Chennai GLUG
Srikrishna made a scene using Blender.