Freedom Walk at Thrissur

October 27, 2008

FREEDOM WALK

The Freedom Walk is a journey undertaken on foot by a group of four professionals from Kasargode to Thiruvananthapuram, conducting seminars in schools, colleges and other educational institutions. The main aim of this is to promote an awareness about free software. They also want to connect with the free software users group of different places and create a network by which each can flourish co-operatively.

http://www.hindu.com/mp/2008/10/02/stories/2008100250980100.htm

Freedom Walk reached Thrissur on Saturday, the 26th at around 10:30 AM. They came to P.G. Center where a meeting was held. A small group had already assembled there. We introduced ourselves and Anoop(one of the walker) gave a brief talk on the aims of their walk. Then we had a discussion on how to take forward the Free Software User’s Group, Thrissur. Many ideas were discussed. They also spoke of many oppurtunities currently available in the free world. To say the least, they were really inspiring.

They left around 12:30 with a swift good-bye as they had a long way to cover that day. They had to wear rain coats to withstand the heavy rain. What they have undertaken is a difficult task. But they are managing it quite well. Donating almost 45 days for the society and for it’s freedom. Hats off to them!!!