സ്വതന്ത്രസോഫ്റ്റ്‍വെയര്‍ മാത്രമുപയോഗിച്ച് ഒരു പത്രം. News Paper Use Fully Free Software

സ്വതന്ത്രസോഫ്റ്റ്‍വെയര്‍ മാത്രമുപയോഗിച്ച് ഒരു പത്രം. News Paper Use Fully Free Software


Hello everyone welcome to the new episode of IBComputing our last video was 2 months ago Actually, I was busy with the FOSS Migration Work of Janayugam Newspaper. I would like to share my experiences upon this project with you The project planning had started about six months ago. From October 2nd onwards Janayugom News paper’s prepress processes are being carried out 100% using Free software This is actually the Biggest work i have undertaken in my professional career And also, I am extremely happy that this work and our philosophy are in concert. I have done several videos on free software. you can see that here Now, Janayugom is implimenting Freesoftware
in their workflow. This project is carried out by our company named Alpha Fork Technologies, named Alpha Fork Technologies, Run by Me(Mujeeb), Ranjith, Kannan and Ambady named Alpha Fork Technologies, Run by Me(Mujeeb), Ranjith, Kannan and Ambady We come across this project through Hussain KH, developer of Rachana Font and Asok kumar PK and Asok kumar PK most of the newspapers are using pagemaker for their work which wasn’t maintained after 2001 Some Newspapers switched to Adobe Indesign. The main limitation of pagemaker is lack of Unicode support it is working in ASCII Format only way to get unicode support was to use Adobe Indesign Unfortunately, the Indesign subscription Fee is unbearable for an ordinary Newspaper. The subscription fee for one pc is around ₹5000 which equates more than 25lac per year for 50 computers This make choosing Adobe is very Difficult for small newspapers So they decided to switch on to free software. As a result they contacted us and we moved on with the idea. We decided to use the software Scribus and operating system Gnu/Linux instead of Windows. And we customized the operating system Kubuntu especially for Janayugam and made a Linux named ‘Janayugom Linux’ Scribus was given for the DTP or designing programme. Since it is a debut project, and implementing for the first time, we have to overcome lot of challenges. Because it is first time a Newspaper is trying out this. So obviously we had a lot of challenges I would like to prepare a detail report on this, mentioning all the difficulties and the measures we undertook. Tried the software and identified new problems some problems solved by filing bug report at scribus For the first time Janayugom published its onam edition completely using Scribes. which increased their confidence. we provided training for the whole 75 staffs. From 2nd october on-wards they are using Linux, Scribus and Gimp The first and foremost reason to use Scribus is, it is a free software . previously, it had no malayalam support Oman government took an initiative and commenced programmers and added Arabic or CTL, complex text Layout support. This made a platform to add and use several indic languages including malayalam in Scribus. Today Janayugom mainly uses kubuntu based Janayugom linux, Scribus, Gimp For Photo editing inkscape for vector graphics firefox for browsing janayugom edit software created by ourselves for coverting pagemaker and ASCII texts. The editor of this Newspaper Rajaji Mathew Thomas took initiative for this and made into possible. We changed all the processing of a newspaper prior to printing into free software and new technologies. I believe that this is a great political intervention Rather than technological. because, all the publishing works including newspaper’s are done by the softwares developed by multi national companies. And for this we have to pay a large amount in the name of liscence and subscription. this creates a numerous financial debts especially for the print media sectors. so it is too beneficial to use free open softwares instead. Any way, about half a month, it is running successfully. The official inauguration of the programme will be on 1st January at Musket Hotel, Trivandrum, 3.00 pm by Sri Pinarayi Vijayan. I cordially inviting all the subscribers for the programme and be a part of it. And as a part of this a media seminar is also conducting on 30th october. Thus through this video I just tried to share my experiences upon this with you. I will provide the details related to this project later. also planning to do videos based on scribes. subscribe my channel if you have not. will be back with another video. Thankyou

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