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"The most unfortunate thing is that India still seems to believe in proprietary solutions. Further spread of IT which is influencing the daily life of individuals would have a devastating effect on the lives of society due to any small shift in the business practice involving these proprietory solutions. It is precisely for these reasons open source software need to be built which would be cost effective for the entire society.
In India, open source code software will have to come and stay in a big way for the benefit of our billion people."
- Dr. A. P. J. Abdul Kalam
FOSSEE (Free/Libre and Open Source Software for Education) project promotes the use of FLOSS tools in academia and research. The FOSSEE project is part of the National Mission on Education through Information and Communication Technology (ICT), Ministry of Human Resource Development (MHRD), Government of India. Below is the list of projects which are promoted by FOSSEE.
To popularise FLOSS in all colleges in India, we have initiated various activities that aim to convert typical projects undertaken by students as their final semester/year project or any mini project during undergraduate or higher studies. This can get good students attention from industry which can result in possible internship and subsequent employment. Some of these activities are
|International conference on Python for education and scientific computing to be held at IIT Bombay on 29 & 30 November, 2019||View Here|
|International conference on Python for education and scientific computing to be held at IIT Bombay on 21 & 22 December, 2018||View Here|
|National conference cum job fair on Chemical Process Simulation was held on 26 November, 2018 at IIT Bombay|
FOSSEE team has developed a Free/Libre and Open Source Python-Django based web application to conduct online programming as well as MCQ based quizzes. It is an online solution to test the practical skills of students in various programming platforms like Python, C, C++, Java, Scilab & Bash.
FOSSEE has taken efforts to raise the level of Scilab toolboxes. Following are some of the toolboxes we are working on: Image processing toolbox, Signal processing toolbox, Communication toolbox, Optimization toolbox, Identification toolbox, Control systems toolbox, Scilab to C toolbox.
In order to allow anyone to easily view, modify, and run the Python textbook companions, the FOSSEE team has made these available online. This is done by using IPython notebooks that are hosted on our server at https://tbc-python.fossee.in. This environment allows viewers to use the examples with just a browser.
NGHDL is a mixed mode circuit simulator developed by FOSSEE, using NgSpice and GHDL. In NGHDL, NgSpice is used to simulate the analog components and GHDL is used to simulate the digital components, where the analog and digital components are communicating through socket.