Every time a new release of Fedora becomes available, Fedora user communities around the world gather to share the new release with each other, upgrade their systems, and eat celebratory cake.

On 21st of December 2014, we had such a release party for Fedora 21 at +Homi Bhabha Centre For Science Education, Mumbai, India. It was again one of the awesomely arranged software release party by Fedora, Mumbai.

The session began at half past two with a quick introduction of all enthusiasts present. Various organizations like IIT Bombay, Red Hat & C-DAC Pune had participated in the event.

A brief introduction to Fedora 21 was presented by Pravin Satpute. He demonstrated that Fedora 21 has GNOME desktop environment. It is quite interactive than Ubuntu OS. There are few interesting applications in Fedora 21. Fedora 21 includes OpenStack Icehouse which means one can directly upload videos and images on any social media in one click. There is Docker cloud. In simple terms, it is like sandbox or virtualenv in python. Here there is no limitation with the hardware space and you can experiment whatever you feel like which wont directly affect your machine. Even if you restart your machine, the docker experiments can be saved forever. The minimum System Requirements for Fedora 21 is 15GB Hard disk & 1GB RAM.

The event was concluded by Rahul Bhalerao with a presentation on how to contribute & participate actively in the Fedora Project.

Lastly, there was an openhouse, a kind of group discussion where we discussed about difference between Free Software, OSS and FOSS. The concept was genuinely explained by Dr. Nagarjuna. He said that, a free software charges you for their service. Rest you have all freedom to do whatever with the software unlike proprietary stuffs which charge you and even restrict you.

After the discussion, a group photo was captured and they gave away goodies like Fedora 21 stickers, workstation and server DVDs and Red Hat keychains.

Cover Photo based on Mumbai Skyline at Night CC-BY-SA