Software Freedom Day – 2k20 @Villupuram(20/09/2020)

Software Freedom Day

Software freedom day is celebrating every year in the month of September 3rd week all over the world. the main moto of this day to Create awareness among the people about what is software freedom and free software in the markets(free means freedom).

Free Software -> Freedom to study, copy, modify, share the software.

VGLUG SFD – 2020

Since 2014, Villupuram Gnu/Linux Users Group successfully celebrating the Software Freedom Day every year. In this year we are troubled in COVID-19 pandemic period. So, we plan to conduct the SFD 2020 by Virtually(Remotely).

VGLUG SFD 2020 – Poster


Before the SFD event, We plan to give FOSS awareness by collaboratively. So, we publish the FOSS related explanation or tutorials videos in youtube that’s we called as VGLUG_50_50. That means we aim 50 FOSS contributions from 50 contributors.


VGLUG 5050

Actually, That is made possible by following contributions,

Contributed ByFOSS – ContributionLink
RavivarmanTouch Free Hand Sanitizer
Annapoorani KPython Basics Part – 1
Annapoorani KPython Basics Part – 2
Annapoorani KPython Basics Part – 3
Annapoorani KPython Basics Part – 4
Vignesh KLinux Basic Commands
Vignesh KLinux Shell Scripting
AjithPython Flask Framework Part 1
AjithPython Flask Framework Part 2
AjithPython Flask Framework Part 3
Vigneshwaran .SPython Django Framework Part 1
Vigneshwaran .SPython Django Framework Part 2
Vigneshwaran .SPython Django Framework Part 3
Vigneshwaran .SPython Django Framework Part 4
DhilipLinux Distros
NandhiniTamil Typing in windows
T. Srinivasan, Kaniyam FoundationApacehe Airflow in The Cloud
ஞா. ஸ்ரீதர், பட்டதாரி ஆசிரியர்விக்கிபீடியா மற்றும் அதன் மற்ற திட்டங்கள் பற்றிய தொகுப்பு.
Manimaran. KSpell4Wiki – Wikimedia Commons Audio Upload Tool
Haritha. TBlender
BaranitharanOpen source NLP package – spaCy
LathaHTML – Hyper Text Markup Language
Selva magilanMozilla Localisation – Tamil
VGLUG 50 50 – Contributions

OSM Contributions

We include contribution of Open Streent Map( as a part of SFD-2020 celebration. Then, we conduct one explanation session about OSM and OsmAnd+ app to all volunteers help of Jitsi( tool. After that every volunteers started mapping their surrounding living areas and important places. Successfully, We collaboratively marked 200+ places in various district/areas. Thanks to every OSM mapper.

Mega Virtual Exhibition – SFD 2020

SFD 2020 – VGLUG – Guest Talk

In this COVID-19 situation everything happens virtually. Yes, SFD also happened virtually by help of class meet( is a Bigbluebutton Instance hosted by team. In this year we put various FOSS stalls virtually 10am to 3pm.

VGLUG SFD 2020 Stalls details and used links.

Stall NameVolunteers Class Meet link
WikipediaRamaiyah, Annapoorani
LinuxAjith, Deepak
Libre OfficeVigneswaran, Cruz
BlenderJayasri, Latha
Android AlternativesDilip, Haritha
Free Software PhilosophyViji, Hari Priya
Who We AreViji, Hari Priya

Actually, Going very well. Most of them explained what they learned and explored. Bad think also happened, some stalls not able to show case due to internet related problem. Because still bandwidth related problem happens in rural area. But, no one loss their hope. All of them tried their best. Big claps👏👏👏 to every one who have volunteered and participated.

After that, Mega Virtual conference started at 4pm to 6pm. Following speakers are participated virtually and share their experience and thoughts to all. Some of them send their greeting message to VGLUG team.

Key Speakers:

  • Suresh Sambandam – CEO, Kissflow
  • Dhilip – National teachers awardee, Govt. Hr. Sec. School, Sathyamangalam, Villupuram
  • Subashini – President, Tamil Heritage  Foundation International (THFi)
  • Samyuktha Vijayan – Principle Technical Programming Manager, Coupang
  • Vijay Kumar – Head of Engineering at Zilogic Systems

All speeches are recorded and upload here –

Finally, SFD successfully completed with help of all the volunteers. Then, VGLUG elected next one year Co-Ordinators are Haripriaya, Anna Poorani and Vignesh Kannan. Congratulations to everyone.

VGLUG Co-Ordinators 2020-21

Previous SFD details :


Useful Links

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