December 31, 2019 · report

Year in review: 2019

The biggest news in 2019 has to be Janayugom's move to Scribus - this is a landmark event since this is the first time an entirely free software based stack is used to produce a newspaper in Malayalam.

The year 2019 saw a few significant software releases useful for end users - Gayathri font (SMC), TN Joy font (RIT), updated versions of Indic Keyboard and Chilanka/Meera fonts among them. There were also some significant computing tools released such as mlmorph and the speech corpus collection project.

We saw members of our community being honored with awards this year. Jishnu (Indic Keyboard) was honoured with Mozilla Open Source Support award in March 2019. Santhosh Thottingal was honoured with the President's Maharshi Badrayan Vyas Samman for 2019 in August.

There were a number of smaller meetups and summits where members of SMC members presented papers, participated in training as well as translation efforts.

All in all, 2019 has been a landmark year, and proved once again that FOSS works for the Malayalee, beyond doubt.

December

Kavya Manohar leading session at Kerala University

November

Shahul taking session

October

Janayugam moves completely to free software

September

Calemares Translated

August

Santhosh won Maharshi Badrayan Vyas Samman

July

Varnam standalone editor

June

word predictor in action

May

PanchayatWiki Workshop

April

Common Voice

March

Indic Keyboard

February

gayathri

January

Talk on trolls and memes
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