As we are in the era of IT and automation, the computer has penatrated deep through and is expanding rapidly, regardless of the discipline. The Computer Society of MIT, one of the oldest and most professional associations in MIT, is aimed to create immense awareness in software and hardware and to promote the ability of computation to the welfare of the student community. It is run by the computer center of MIT.
Richard M Stallman, the founder of Free Software Foundation and the GNU Project, has delivered lectures on Free Software and GNU/Linux twice at MIT, ands the events were organized by the Computer Society of MIT.
The Computer Society conducts classes on C, Linux and CADD/PRO-E and C aptitude tests every week to train both the beginners and the advanced programmers. Hardware classes are conducted occasionally. Enigma, an intra-college event, meant exclusively for the first years, is conducted annually to get them exposed to the field of software. Our annual event Carte Blanche is an exclusive event for and on Free and Open source Technologies. This was previously held as Linux Demo Day in partnership with the Indian Linux Users Group, Chennai (ILUGC), which had a tremendous response from both the public and the students. This year, Carte Blanche debuts as a wholesome symposium with Demos, Workshops, Lectures, Free software distribution, Project presentations, Programming contest, Debugging and hacking contests, Linux Quiz, Online contests, and lots of informal and other events with the theme, Freedom and Technology.
Carte Blanche Live v0.6 is a Live CD of GNU/Linux system intended for the educational world. It can be used directly with a PC compatible computer. The purpose of this CDROM is to enable the students to get acquainted easily with a free system and to use some of the outstanding free software usable in engineering context. Believing in the greatness of the Open source philosophy, Carte Blanche Live CD is developed under the GPL license. These Live-CDs are distributed to all those who attend the function as an act of contribution to Open Source philosophy.
The computer society is supported by Indian Linux User Group – Chennai and National Research Center for FOSS.
For further details visit us at www.csmit.org , www.cb.csmit.org