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Author: rsiddharth <s@ricketyspace.net>
Date:   Sun, 28 Jul 2019 10:30:34 -0400

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diff --git a/md/news/mh-schools-floss.md b/md/news/mh-schools-floss.md @@ -0,0 +1,27 @@ +<!-- pubdate: 20190728 --> + +# IT syllabus of class XI in Maharshtra now includes FLOSS + +We are happy to announce that the IT syllabus of XI standard is now +based on Free/Libre and Open Source Software (FLOSS). The books are +released in the market. Despite Ubuntu 18.04 being the default +recommended OS, students can choose their own GNU/Linux distro. The +book follows the National Education Policy in ICT education in order +to make the education cost-effective, ethical and accessible to +all. Around 1.5 lakh students in Maharashtra will be introduced to +Free/Libre and Open Source Software (FLOSS) from this and successive +years. + +This is a result of efforts made by veteran founders of ILUG-Bombay, +Krishnakant Mane and his GNUKhata team, Prajakta Patkar, Karan Kamdar +and Abhijit of GNUKhata team. + +Special thanks to Dr. Nagarjuna, Prof. Khedkar, Prof. Abhinav Jog, +Chandita, and Kasinath Guru; Adv. V P Patil, Adv. Amardev Unniyal and +Sudhakar Kashyap for their help regarding PIL, Fr. Jude and Sajida of +St Mary High School, Sr. Meena of Auxilium High School, Gayathri +Narayanan (SIWS College), Vidyadhar Mhatre, Shrikrishna Joshi,Sudhanwa +Joglekar, Gaurav Pant and many other members from PLUG, Balbharti, +Hon. Director, Support Staff and of course to all BOS team members +(listed in the textbook) , Rushubh Mehta and Dr Nambiar, Director +DBIT, for providing space for ilug-bom meetings and FLOSS events. diff --git a/static/index.html b/static/index.html @@ -113,6 +113,11 @@ </header> <ul class="news-items"> <li> + <p><span class="tag is-white">Jul 28, 2019</span> + <a href="/news/mh-schools-floss/">IT syllabus of class XI in Maharshtra now includes FLOSS</a> + </p> + </li> + <li> <p><span class="tag is-white">Jul 17, 2019</span> <a href="/news/vnrvjiet-fw/">Free Software Seminar at VNRVJIET</a> </p>