Zyxware Announces Launch of India's First Freedom Toaster
BY webmaster
11 years ago
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Zyxware Technologies, today announced that they will be releasing India's first Freedom Toaster in a function to be held at Park Center, Technopark on 1st Sep at 4:30PM. The toaster will be inaugurated by The Hon'ble Minister for Education, Government of Kerala, Shri. M.A. Baby who will also inaugurate the 5-day GNU/Linux Install fest which will be held at the same venue from Sep 1 to Sep 5.

A freedom toaster is a Free Software CD/DVD vending machine that will make a copy any Free Software that the user wants on a CD or DVD. Such a dispensing mechanism is highly relevant in a country like India where cheap and unlimited broadband internet which remains the chief means of free software distribution, is not very prevalent. This Freedom Toaster was inspired by the original Freedom Toaster(s) created by the Shuttleworth Foundation and is designed and developed by Zyxware Technologies and promoted jointly by Zyxware Technologies and GNU/Linux Users Group Trivandrum. This is a ground breaking event in the history of Free Software in India and through this we are planning to promote free software massively by making it accessible to people across the country. Only very few freedom toasters exist across the whole world and this is going to be the first one in India.

A vending machine that can be used to copy and distribute Free and Open Source Software is made possible because of the Freedom associated with Free Software. Free Software by definition allows people to use, study, modify and share software without any restrictions. In addition to being free as in freedom, quite a few of the popular Free Software are also available free of cost and thus makes tremendous economic sense in a developing country like India. Additionally Free Software inherently promotes a spirit of innovation, drives local industry and thus spurs economic growth in an emerging economy like India.

Since inception in 2006, Zyxware Technologies has been at the forefront of promoting socially relevant projects. The series of public interest initiatives starting with the Chikungunya Tracking Free Software and continuing with the Freedom Toaster is proof of the company's commitment towards society as proclaimed by the company in it's mission statement - "Be the change you wish to see in the world".

We also welcome other companies, organizations and Free Software Users groups across the nation to take advantage of the freedom toaster. The toaster can be completely dismantled and can be transported anywhere in the country. Interested parties can also contact us and get us to fabricate and parcel freedom toasters to anywhere in India. We are also willing to loan it for the various GNU\Linux User's groups across India. More information about the design of the toaster and the software used can be found at www.freedomtoaster.in



on 04th October 2007 / by webmaster
A new software developed by Zyxware Technologies all about to revolutionize the way information is collected and processed in tracking diseases like Chikungunya, Dengue, Malaria. The software, is being dedicated to the nation as Free Software under the GNU General Public License (GPL) on 5th October 2007. The first copy of the software will be handed over to the Hon'ble Minister for Health Smt. P. K. Sreemathi Teacher in a function to be held at the minister's office. Announcements Open Source Press Releases Web Development Free Software Leave a reply Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked * Subhash Krisha… (not verified) access_time 05 Dec 2019 - 21:45 I express my appreciation for exceptional work done by you and your team. The objectives in releasing the software as Free and Open Source Software will definitely be an inspiration to millions of Youth who aspire to see our Great India a developed country by 2020. I hope this will inspire youngsters to take bold steps in trying out their ideas and contributing it to our country, however small their contributions may be. I send my warm regards and wish you continued success. Subhash Krishanamoorthy Resmi G (not verified) access_time 05 Dec 2019 - 21:45 My Hearty congrats to zyxware team!!!! Hope this software will go a long way in tackling epidemics like chikungunya. It will be a boon to milliions of people like me who are suffering from chikungunya. The main hurdle at the clinical level for epidemics like chikungunya is that no medicines have been identified for treating this disease. Doctors just prescribe pain killers and paracetamol. The need of the hour is a sincere effort at the govt level to do extensive research for the roots of this disease , develop preventives and prevent such outbreaks in future. Such efforts aided with a GIS software like zyxwares’s will go a long way in eradicating these epidemics. Jai (not verified) access_time 05 Dec 2019 - 21:45 Kudos. I appreciate the effort and contribution from the Zyxware Technologies Team. I hope it would be possible to import the data (both demographic & clinical) collected through Electronic Medical Records (EMR’s) and Hospital Information Systems (HIS) database into the above mentioned modules (Health Monitoring System Management Console and Health Monitor GIS/Reporting Interface application), to generate disease patterns/trends, analyse reasons for occurrance, predict possiblity for future outbreaks for prevention etc. Such a feature/effort could help acheive better results in public health administration in India and other developing countries. Best Wishes Jai Sri Sathya Sai Information Technology Centre Prasanthi Nilayam Sukhdev Singh (not verified) access_time 05 Dec 2019 - 21:45 Please announce the URL from which this Open Source software can be downloaded. Brig K S Kali Prasad (not verified) access_time 05 Dec 2019 - 21:45 A very good effort and well organized GIS Information using the OGC to be studied for all cost effective projects Add new comment

on 06th October 2007 / by webmaster
We are happy to announce that our open source application, The Health Monitoring System was dedicated to the nation by Hon'ble Health Minister of Kerala, Smt. P K Sreemathi Teacher by accepting the first copy of the application from Zyxware's CEO Mr. Anoop John on 5th October, 2007. The function was held at the minister's office. Announcements Open Source Press Releases Web Development Free Software Leave a reply Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked * Anonymous (not verified) access_time 05 Dec 2019 - 21:47 great job, this is gonno prove to be a huge leap in health industry.... treppenlift (not verified) access_time 05 Dec 2019 - 21:47 thanks. agen bola asia (not verified) access_time 05 Dec 2019 - 21:47 I've been surfing online more than 3 hours today, yet I never found any interesting article like yours. It is pretty worth enough for me. In my opinion, if all webmasters and bloggers made good content as you did, the internet will be a lot more useful than ever before.agenbola asia Add new comment
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Sukhdev Jadhav (not verified)
access_time 05 Dec 2019 - 23:42

When can this be available in Mumbai?

We are waiting for it.

Sandeep Valsan (not verified)
access_time 05 Dec 2019 - 23:42

Iam a LINUX fan, I went to technopark,trivandrum to copy a linux distro from freedom toaster, unfortunately mu bus fare was waste and i returned home with great disapointment. reason is that, i entered technopark and first went to visitor reporting section,there i asked the man in counter about freedom toaster, he never even heard about that word, i explained the whole about freedom toaster, even then he said there is nothing like this in technopark, the same i asked to many other people, they also dont know, later i got the telephone no. for enquiry in technopark, even they said there is nothing like that in technopark.
So please reply me how to get before freedom toaster you instaled on technopark. why cant you keep a sign board to show us where it is placed. please reply me.thnx


The first freedom toaster is currently at Zyxware. Free Software Users Group Thrissur will probably take it for an event in Thrissur. Otherwise it has been doing rounds in different Free Software programs within the city in the past two months

Fredrick (not verified)
access_time 05 Dec 2019 - 23:42

Thats great news as this will provide to many Indians free software. I can say that many in this country would be switching over to free open source software and free themselves from the bondage of Microsoft.

Inna Pay (not verified)
access_time 05 Dec 2019 - 23:42

In reply to by Fredrick (not verified)

The Free Software Foundation of India, is a sister organisation to the Free Software Foundation. It was founded in Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum), the capital of Kerala in 2001, as a non-profit Company. The FSFI advocates to promote the use and development of Free Software in India. This includes educating people about , including how it can help the economy of a developing country like India. FSF India regards non-free software as not a solution, but a problem to be solved. Free software is sometimes locally called swatantra software in India.