FOSS InfoMela 2009

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FOSS Nepal has established its own first ever FOSS Lab in Nepal in Brihaspati Vidya Sadan recently. In a very short history of FOSS Nepal it has managed to flow the idea of FOSS in the country and elsewhere. It is a leading umbrella body which is responsible for establishing the free and open source environment in the region.


The prime objective of FOSS InfoMela is to create awareness about Free/Open Source Software (FOSS) to students and professional community. It will also highlight the FOSS achievements in Nepal and inform the general public about what FOSS Nepal is doing. This Mela will make a milestone in terms of issues regarding Free and Open Source Software in Nepal. The need, necessity and the urgency to use FOSS is pointed out during the mela.

Date, Time and Venue

Proposed Date: February 7, 2009 (Saturday)

Time: 10 AM - 5 PM

Venue: FOSS Training and Research Center, Brihaspati Vidya Sadan, Naxal, Kathmandu

Location Map:




Open Source Software demo Many prevalent open source software will be shown to public in order to get attention. The security issues of IE and comparison to Firefox would be done. Open Office, Amarok, VLC ... will also be shown as open source alternatives.

Distro CDs, nirvikalpa CDs, FOSS T-Shirts sales FOSS materials will be sold and distributed in the program.

Pamphlets distribution The Software Challenge organized by D2 will be highlighted.

Commercial companies ads Sponsors will get a chance to put their ads in the program. Colleges, Institutions and education houses will be promoted.

College Communities Events (specifically) <Our college coordinators will arrange this>

Parallel Sessions

Teams please edit your respective activities.

FOSS Introduction


Installation Demo

Virus Free Stalls

Power Saving with OLD hardware/LTSP

Open Art


  1. FOSS Computer Games
  2. SFD Pictures in Display
  3. <Please add here>

Formal Session

  1. Inauguration (Who will inaugurate?)
  2. <Please add here>


The program will be highlighted in the FOSS Press Meet.

Upcoming attractions to be marketed:

  1. Essential Linux training at the Training Center
  2. RHCE, LPI, etc... trainings at Training Center
  3. Specialized trainings for interested groups - including for graphics, web site design, etc...
  4. D2 Open Source Programming Competition


  1. Help Nepal Network
  2. Brihaspati Vidyasadan


Prime Sponsor

  1. D2Labs

Supported By

  1. Kathmandu University
  2. High Level Commission for Information Technology (HLCIT)
  3. DigiTrust

Participating Organizations

  1. Madan Puraskar Pustakalaya (MPP)
  2. OLE Nepal (to be confirmed)
  3. Computer Point Nepal (to be confirmed)
  4. <Please add here>

Participating Communities

  1. Kathmandu University Open Source Community (KUOSC)
  2. IOE FOSS Community
  3. Informatics FOSS Community
  4. NCIT FOSS Community
  5. Prime FOSS Community
  6. Advance FOSS Community
  7. Open Source Community - Himalaya College of Engineering(HCOE)
  8. Dharan Chapter
  9. Fedora Nepal Local Community
  10. Ubuntu Nepal Local Community (LoCo)
  11. <Please add here>

Visitors Expected from


  1. Kathmandu University
  2. IOE Pulchowk Campus
  3. Nepal College of Information Technology (NCIT)
  4. Advanced College of Engineering And Management (ACEM)
  5. Informatics College
  6. BVS High
  7. Himalaya College of Engineering(HCOE)
  8. Amrit Science College (ASCol)
  9. Xavier International College (XIC)


  1. Brihaspti Vidyasadan/Alumni
  2. Little Angels'
  3. AVM
  4. Budhanilkantha
  5. Bagmati School
  6. LRI
  7. St. Xaviers'
  8. St. Marys'
  9. Rato Bangala
  10. Shuvatara
  11. KMC school
  12. Gyan niketan
  13. .......

List of Volunteers

Note: Also provide Contact Number

IMPORTANT: Volunteering is a service, not just participation. Make sure, by volunteering, you mean it.

  1. Aakriti thapa -- Himalaya College of Engineering
  2. Abhishek Singh
  3. Ajan LAl Shrestha -IOE Pulchowk Campus
  4. Ajay Raj Rijal - IOE Pulchowk Campus
  5. Akash Deep Shakya
  6. Amarendra kaudagiya yadav - Himalaya College of Engineering
  7. Anit Shrestha -Prime College
  8. Barsha Paudel -IOE Pulchowk Campus
  9. Bijay Limbu - IOE Pulchowk Campus
  10. Bipin Bhattarai -Advanced College Of Engineering
  11. Chudamani Rosyara -ASCol.IT
  12. Deepak Thapa Magar
  13. Gyaneshwar Bohara -IOE Pulchowk Campus
  14. Gandip Khaling -ASCol.IT
  15. Ghanshyam Khanal -ASCol.IT
  16. Hempal Shrestha
  17. Himalaya Sunuwar - Informatics College
  18. Jagat Pokharel
  19. Jayanand Bokati -IOE Pulchowk campus
  20. Kailash Budhathoki - IOE Pulchowk Campus
  21. Kamal Raj Silwal -ASCol.IT
  22. Karun Poudel -IOE Pulchowk Campus
  23. Komal Agarwal -IOE Pulchowk Campus
  24. Laxmi Devi Khanal -IOE Pulchowk Campus)
  25. Madhu Sudan Sigdel -IOE Pulchowk Campus
  26. Narkaji Gurung -IOE Pulchowk Campus
  27. Neeraj Jalan -Informatics College
  28. Nishan Joshi -Informatics College
  29. Nitesh Rijal
  30. Priya Agrawal -IOE Pulchowk Campus
  31. Rajan kusi
  32. Rajesh Agrawal -Informatics College
  33. Raju K.C. -IOE Pulchowk Campus
  34. Rajesh Tamang -ASCol.IT
  35. Ranendra Adhikari -ASCol.IT
  36. Rohit Sigdel
  37. Rojan Sinha -ASCol.IT
  38. Sabita Pandit -IOE Pulchowk Campus
  39. Sagar Chalise -ASCol.IT
  40. Santosh Dahal -IOE ACEM
  41. Sarba Raj Bartaula
  42. Samrakchan Ghimire -Informatics College
  43. Sanjay Subedi -IOE Pulchowk Campus
  44. Sanjeev KC -IOE Pulchowk Campus
  45. Shailendra khadyat -Himalaya College of Engineering
  46. Shailesh adhikari -Himalayan institute of science and technology(HIST)
  47. Shilpa Singhal - IOE Pulchowk Campus
  48. Subir Pradhanang
  49. Sulabh Khanal -Informatics College
  50. Suresh ghimere -Himalaya College of Engineering
  51. Suresh Uprety -Informatics College
  52. Suvash Shedai -IOE Pulchowk Campus
  53. Tushar Neupaney
  54. Ujjwol lamichanne
  55. Yogendra Mohara -Informatics College
  56. Yubina Dahal -Chelsea International Academy
  57. Abinash Koirala -IOE Pulchowk Campus
  58. Regendraman Singh Basnyat -Informatics college,kamalpokhari

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