Class at GEC Trichur, Blackfin experiments
SPACE Kerala is conducting a 2 week long class on GNU/Linux administration and networking for engineering college teachers at GEC Trichur - such classes have already been conducted at many other colleges and I am sure this will go a long way towards strengthening Kerala's position as the Free Software `capital' of India. Unlike places like Bangalore where GNU/Linux is popular mostly with the `elite' programming community, there is more of grassroots level involvement in Kerala thanks to the activism of organizations like the FSF and SPACE. I had a chance to take a class on `Embedded Linux' as part of this program yesterday - as I wanted to make it interesting for the audience, I did some research at linuxdevices.com and came up with some really cool stuff, for example:Jesslyn's Blackfin board and do some experiments - here is a list of things which I have noted down. I am now trying to make `uboot' boot my own `led blinking kernel' rather than the uClinux kernel!