On 20th and 21st March

What is FOSSMeet?

FOSSMeet is an event on Free and Open Source Software, conducted at the College of Engineering, Pune to create awareness about and encourage the use of free and open-source software. The event includes a wide array of workshops, talks and a lot more. This is to encourage the utilization of open-source software in various fields.

The event hopes to encompass talks and discussions dealing with current trends in open source software and hardware, opportunities to contribute to the community.

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Why Use FOSS?

Free and open-source software (FOSS) is software that can be classified as both free software and open-source software. That is, anyone is freely licensed to use, copy, study, and change the software in any way, and the source code is openly shared so that people are encouraged to voluntarily improve the design of the software.

Decreased Software Costs​

Saves 20-55% over commercial solutions, eliminate commercial sales and negotiations.


It gives you everything to see, study, modify and improve. Helps you to shift from a user to a developer.

increased security and stability

It's the only kind of s/w that can be checked for overall security without needing to blindly trust someone.

more control

What the software should and shouldn't do is decided by the user, not the creator.

protecting Your privacy

There is no single line of code that we can't see, thus no way to get our data without us knowing, insuring our privacy.

Protects Civil Rights

Each and every FOSS software has to give FSF which means Four Essential Freedoms.

Here’s What The Pillers of FOSS has to say..

“To be able to choose between proprietary software packages is to be able to choose your master. Freedom means not having a master. And in the area of computing, freedom means not using proprietary software..”

Richard M. Stallman

American free software movement activist and programmer

If programmers deserve to be rewarded for creating innovative programs, by the same token they deserve to be punished if they restrict the use of these programs.
Richard M. Stallman
American Software Programmer
When it comes to software, I much prefer free software, because I have very seldom seen a program that has worked well enough for my needs, and having sources available can be a life-saver.
Linus Torvalds
Principal Developer of The Linux Kernel
Empowerment of individuals is a key part of what makes open source work, since in the end, innovations tend to come from small groups, not from large, structured efforts.
Tim O'Reilly
Founder of O'Reilly Media