Growing the Debian Community in India

Speakers: Anupa Ann Joseph & Sahil Dhiman & Sruthi Chandran & Akshay S Dinesh & Abraham Raji & Ranjith Raj & Praveen Arimbrathodiyil

Language: English

Track: Community, diversity, local outreach and social context

Type: BoF (45 minutes)

Room: Talks 1

Time: Aug 25 (Wed): 15:00

Duration: 0:45

Debian community in India has a long and diverse history. Earliest events date back to 2006 when various free software developers from India joined Debian under various roles. Due to this, Debian is partially/fully available in 11 local Indian languages. A number of events including MiniDebConf, release parties, Debian Utsav/Utsavam has helped grow the community. We recently hosted the online MiniDebConf India which had 48+ talks/events from 6 local languages under two tracks. We’re also getting ready to host the Debian community in DebConf 2023 scheduled to held in India. These events have given us the platform to publicize the use, adoption and contribution of Debian in India.

In this BoF we’ll have some members of Debian India community coming together to discuss what was done to promote Debian in India and what are some areas that we need to work upon in the near future.