"FOSS" tag

Will Certifications Related to FOSS Help You Get a Job?

OSFY reached out to its Facebook community, Linux User Groups and hiring managers for answers to the above question…. First, a candid admission: a story on FOSS certification wasn’t really on the cards…

We Strongly Believe In FOSS Philosophy: Unmukti

Open source has always been considered to be complicated, which merits intensive training and learning. But nowadays, we have firms like Unmukti, who share their open source know-how with small and medium start-ups…

“We primarily look for people with good programming skills”

As an online tutoring platform, TutorVista customises open source applications to mimic a classroom experience and maintain its database. G Ramasubramani, CTO, TutorVista, tells OSFY readers what skills the company looks for while…

Gianugo Rabellino, senior director of Open Source Communities, Microsoft

Microsoft: We Don’t Compete with Linux, But with Linux Vendors

With initiatives like the Imagine Cup and PhoneGap Meetup, Microsoft is surely taking many steps forward to engage with open source communities across the globe, including India. At the sidelines of OSI Days…

C N Krishnan, programme director, AU-KBC Research Centre, Anna University

M.Sc. in FOSS from Anna University: AU-KBC’s C. N. Krishnan Throws Some Light

The real bottleneck in the growth of FOSS in India is inadequate and commercially sustainable deployment with ‘real world users’… Under Anna University’s new two-year online distance education programme, students can pursue an…

Richard M. Stallman

An Interview with Richard Stallman on Freedom, Android, Amazon, Facebook, Steve Jobs…

Any government that tells people to teach proprietary software is essentially delivering the country into the hands of a company. Before you even speak a word before RMS (as Richard M Stallman is…

Well, imagine a world without our favorite reference website

Some Glimpses of the ‘Dark’ Internet in Protest of SOPA/PIPA

Well, the time has come — January 18, 2012 — and many of the Free/Open Source Software project/advocacy sites, some popular news/discussion sites, as well as our favorite encyclopedia Wikipedia’s English version has…

FOSS for an MBA

FOSS is __FUN__: FOSS Meets the MBA

How does FOSS development get along with business graduates who know little about the process? The FOSS methodology recognises that software development is a process that never ends. The developer adopts the end-user…

An identity for the junt

Aadhaar: A Testimony to Success of FOSS in India!

It is heartening to see how FOSS is powering one of India’s most prestigious and mammoth e-governance initiatives — the Aadhaar project from the Unique Identification Authority of India. For those of you…

The Myth list

Some Myths About Open Source Get Busted by Industry Leaders

If you thought Linux was meant only for the geeks, take a look at what the “real” users have to say about this misconception. Linux was introduced in 1993, and ever since, it…

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