FOSS camp by LCC on Nov 3,4

FOSS Camp, an annual technical fest organised by Linux Campus Club (LCC) of Sri Jayachamarajendra College of Engineering (SJCE ) in the city, is scheduled to be held on November 3 and 4. LCC, under the computer science department, SJCE, has a primary goal of fostering the use of free and open source software (FOSS) among students. Deccan Herald is the media partner for the event.

C Coding contest, GLDB — GNU-Linux DeBugging contest, Around Linux in five days and many more events are held as a part of FOSS Camp. Even paper presentation competition is held to help students present their innovative ideas in the field of computer science. Kryptos, an online treasure hunt organised by LCC is played by students across India. Linux is an operating system, which brings up the whole system to a working condition and coordinates all applications one might want to run on it.

To put in simple terms, Linux is just like Microsoft Windows, the difference being that Linux is way better and faster. Linux being open source implies that the whole software is open to anyone who might want to use it or modify it to suit their requirements, which is definitely not the case in other proprietary softwares. It is to promote this open source software that LCC was established.

Passion

The club, which was formed by a small group of students passionate about FOSS in 2004. LCC regularly conducts sessions on various topics to help students with their academics and also many technology talks are arranged to introduce students to the current technologies in industries. On demand sessions are also held to assist students in specific areas as and when required.

‘Connect’, an annual magazine is published which includes many articles from corporate sectors as well as those from students. Aimed at showcasing the developments in the world of open source to the students, ‘Connect’ has also has become a platform for expressing new perspective in other fields too. The core committee of LCC ‘12 is headed by Krishnakantha J C and eight more people. It comprises of four technical coordinators — Anuradha Talur, Avinash S H, Jayavant Nijagal and Sharath P S — along with two student coordinators Sangeetha B S and Yogeesh R. Also, the committee has a treasurer Anirudh Holla U and chief editor Nandini Bhavasar N A.

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