Interviews

“We plan to expand open source team by more than 50%; also open to freshers”

Gokul Muralidharan, open source specialist, Aspire Systems talks about the company’s journey on the open source road and the promise this speed lane holds for FOSS/Linux experts

Now, A Netbook For Rs 7,999, With Free Mobile Internet!

Suneet S Tuli, CEO, Datawind, elaborates on his strategy to win the hearts of the Indian netbook consumers with the Linux version of UbiSurfer.

“The Future Is Bright For Open Source Enthusiasts”

IDC expects worldwide revenue for open source software to rise to $5.8 billion by 2011. Foreseeing the strong promise open source technology holds, Sonata has set up an Open Source Center of Excellence…

Zynga: About 90 Out of 100 We Plan To Hire Would Be FOSS Experts

Zynga, the US-based company creating ripples in the gaming industry with FarmVille, Mafia Wars, etc, is a game changer in the gaming world. Recently they decided to explore new soil by opening an office in India and are betting big on open source technology to meet their future aspirations. Shan Kadavil, country manager, Zynga (India), talks to Vanisha Joseph about open source technology as a tremendous opportunity for developers.

Castle Rock Research India: We Plan to Double Our Headcount by Next Year

Castle Rock Research India is a part of Castle Rock Research Corporation, a premier educational resource development company headquartered in Edmonton, Canada, offering print and digital educational resources in K-12 and higher education market. With a strength of 70+ innovators and two outstanding R&D centers in India – Bangalore and Kolkata – they are now launching a series of path breaking products mainly in open source domain. Vishwas Maudgal, CEO, Castle Rock Research India, talks to Vanisha Joseph about the pearl and thorns in open source domain for companies and developers.

KPIT Cummins: We are home to 150 developers trained in open source

KPIT Cummins is a leading global IT Consulting organisation that caters to implementation of enterprise-wide solutions in the automotive, industrial and other segments. A few years back they shook hands with open source technology. Shirish Patwardhan, CTO and chief architect, KPIT Cummins, throws light on the growing market for FOSS solutions and the opportunity it brings along for the Indian FOSS community and industry players like KPIT during his discussion with Vanisha Joseph.

Xebia: We Plan for an R&D Team on FOSS-based Mobile Solutions

Xebia, an IT company working extensively on enterprise Java technology and agile software development, has been betting big on open source technology like JBoss in recent times. Anurag Shrivastava, head of Xebia India operations, talks to Vanisha Joseph about open source being the next big thing to watch out for by any developer/IT company.

Paul Frields on Fedora 12 and Beyond

Two months after the launch of Fedora 12, we spoke to Paul Frields, Fedora Project Leader at Red Hat, about how this release has been received by the community, and what is in store for the next. Though it started as a technical discussion on what Fedora 12 offers IT admins and developers, it graduated into a more serious conversation on the relationship between Fedora and Red Hat Enterprise Linux, and the distinction (if any) between commercial and community Linux.

A Quick Q ‘n’ A Session with Greg Kroah-Hartman

Greg K-H is the current Linux kernel maintainer for the -stable branch and is well known for his contributions to the Linux device drivers project that has enabled the kernel to support the MOST number of hardware devices, compared to any other kernel or OS. Here we present a quick interview with the man.

Bob Young: Because of the much lower cost, open source should do very well in this economy

Bob Young has played a key role in building Linux into a household name. In 1993, with Mark Ewing, he co-founded Red Hat and was the CEO of the company for several years. After leaving Red Hat, he started a print-on-demand website called Lulu, where content creators can sell their books, comics, movies, or any other content that can be digitised and sold over the Web. Young also owns the Hamilton Tiger-Cats, a Canadian football league franchise that he purchased in 2003. In this interview with LFY, he talks about Lulu.

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