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April 19 2013 | by EnteCity
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Trivandrum to observe Hardware Freedom Day

The emphasis of the campaign is on the benefits of using and promoting 'Open Hardware' and educating the public regarding open hardware.

Space, Beginow and Free Software Users Group-Trivandrum is hosting a series of programs in connection with Hardware Freedom Day celebrations at Bandstand , Napier Museum from 3 pm to 7 pm on 20 April 2013.

Hardware Freedom Day event includes demonstrations of open hardware projects by international initiatives like Arduino for robotics, Raspberry Pi for low cost computing, RepRap 3D printing technology and the Indian project expEYES for scientific experimentation, initiated by the Malayalee scientist Dr Ajith Kumar.

Hardware Freedom Day is a yearly celebration of Open Hardware. The celebration of cause of ‘Open Hardware’ began in 2004 when people all over the globe celebrates ‘Software Freedom Day’ often showcasing Open Hardware in the process. The emphasis of the campaign is on the benefits of using and promoting ‘Open Hardware’ and educating the public regarding open hardware. It also aims to provide a platform to draw attention to current projects and communities around the world. It also seeks to encourage participation of public in the local Open Hardware initiatives.

Kerala has been the first state to adopt free software and now it has extended the concept to other key areas of computing. Trivandrum is among the four places in India which acts as a venue for celebrating Hardware Freedom Day.

For more details visit Hfday.org

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