The Computer Society of MIT is an evolving intellectual student body founded in the year 1983, functioning to make technocrats out of both the casual and benighted students, and to run events which give scholarly pleasure to technically sound students. Later, when the departments of Computer Science & Engineering and Information Technology were formed, the students from these courses also began to take part actively in the functioning of the society. This is a student body associated to Computer Center of MIT. During its initial years, the society mainly concentrated in getting expertise with the basics of computers and programming languages such as C. Later, it included the tools required by various streams like hardware designing and simulation software for the students of electronic stream, etc. Over the years, the society has evolved, from being just an organization for imparting knowledge, to an active participant in the evolution and promotion of Free & Open Source Software (FOSS). The major event associated with this area is the conduction of the inter-college free software festival, Carte Blanche every year.