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FLOSS Fellowships 2008

Floss Fellowships 2008FLOSS Fellowships

Offered By :
The Sarai programme of the Centre for the Study of Developing Societies.

Funded By : National Internet Exchange of India.

Key Dates:
Deadline for Application Submission : 14 September, 2008.

For Whom :

Students, developers, researchers, and practitioners interested in the FLOSS(Free/Libre and Open Source Software) arena can apply for the fellowships.

The Sarai programme of the Centre for the Study of Developing Societies, Delhi has announced fellowships for projects related to Free/Libre and Open Source Software (FLOSS) activities. The fellowships are funded by the National Internet Exchange of India (NIXI),  which seeks to promote Indian language computing, and network technology needs for India in the FLOSS domain. The Indian Linux Users’ Group, Delhi (ILUG-D) has also agreed to be technical partners on this year’s fellowship projects, and will be involved in the selection of proposals, and the monitoring of projects.

Areas for working on Projects:

  • Localization of user interfaces into Indian languages, and the translation of documentation for FLOSS applications.
  • Indian language computing, including work on fonts, rendering, locales, input methods, spell-checking, etc., as well as in advanced technologies like optical character recognition (OCR), handwriting recognition, and speech-to-text.
  • Research on networking technologies relevant to the spread of the Internet in India, to the use of Indian-language domain names, and enabling a migration to IPv6.
  • In the interest of sustained development, we would like to see the enhancement of, and extensions for projects funded as part of past Sarai FLOSS fellowships. In particular, we draw attention to Hindi automated speech recognition (http://sourceforge.  net/projects/hindiasr/), NewsRack (http://newsrack.in), and Hindawi (http://www.indicybers.com).
  • Documentation for users of FLOSS tools, particularly in the area of Indian language computing.
  • Projects involving cutting-edge technology, especially in the domains of mobile computing, embedded devices, robotics, GPS, GIS, and location-based services.

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