Interviews
Baskar conducting a workshop at S M K Fomra Institute of Technology, Chennai

FOSS Trainer Powers Up 170 College Labs in Tamil Nadu!

“In India, open source software will have to come and stay in a big way, for the benefit of our billion people,” Dr A P J Abdul Kalam once said. Dr Kalam’s words…

Dr Giri Krishna, CEO, Silvan Innovation Labs

Silvan Innovation Labs: FOSS Experts, Where Are You Hiding?

Silvan Innovation Labs is a Bengaluru-based company that provides security solutions and home automation systems. It plans to recruit over 80 FOSS professionals in a year, but one of its biggest problems is…

Dr Manas Fuloria, co-founder and executive VP, Nagarro Software

Open Source Jobs, Open to Freshers at Nagarro

Nagarro is an outsourcing company that specialises in high-quality business-critical software, and is known for its extensive use of open source solutions. Nagarro is planning to add to its FOSS team, and it…

Hari Vasudev

‘Hundreds Working on Open Source Projects at Yahoo!, and We’ll Continue to Hire’

Yahoo! is a brand associated with open source, particularly for its contributions to the open source community. LINUX For You caught up with Hari Vasudev, VP, Cloud Platform Group, Yahoo! India R&D, to…

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‘Microsoft’s Working Towards Establishing a Long-term Community Connection’

“Microsoft is open to openness,” says Vijay Rajagopalan, principal architect in Microsoft’s interoperability team. The LINUX For You team caught up with him to find out the truth behind this assertion, and to…

Steve Shine, EVP, worldwide operations, Ingres Corporation

Ingres’ Steve Shine on the Database Company’s Business Model and Plans

Steve Shine, EVP, worldwide operations, Ingres Corporation, was in Delhi as part of his three-city tour of India. When we met with him, he was not only gung-ho about the prospects of open…

AMI bets on open source for the embedded space

Sridharan Mani, director and CEO, American Megatrends India, speaks about the intense relationship developing between open source and embedded systems, and the vast opportunities it holds for the developer community.

We plan to double the number of FOSS experts by next year: TechGaruda

Chennai-based TechGaruda Systems is a software solutions provider that aims to dispel the presumption of open source being low-quality and sub-par to proprietary software. An open source professional himself, Vikram Vijayaraghavan, director, TechGaruda Systems talks to Pallavi Arun Verma of LFY about the business and technology myths and opportunities around FOSS.

“We have close to 200 openings for FOSS/Linux professionals in India alone”

Deepak Gupta, associate vice president, technology, GlobalLogic, talks about the opportunities for FOSS and Linux experts in R&D services hubs like theirs.

“We wish to hire 75 FOSS/Linux professionals this year”

Aravind Kumar, chief technology officer, Agriya Infoway, talks about the opportunities FOSS holds for IT companies and professionals.

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