Pirate @praveen was here in Bangalore and we had a meeting with him on 24 April 2018. There were about 9 of us to meet him. We had the meeting in IISc from 4 PM - 7PM . Praveen and his partner shared their experiences of what a community is and previous experiences in the Free Software Communities. We also had some discussion on the “Indian Pirates Party” that praveen had started and contested in the 2016 Kerala State Elections. The discussion on this topic “Why start another party ? What are the goals ?” . Praveen explained how the party followed the models of free software development model and why it was important . Few people also had some detailed discussion on what they can do in their GLUG and what are some of the most common issues they face and how to deal with them
In the discussion, Praveen urged FSMK to organize a mini-deb conference in Bangalore and thus pave a way for build a stronger community around.
Thanks to @praveen and his partnet for spending their time with us and sharing their knowledge.
Thanks to @arunissac for providing us the venue to meet