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Best Open Source Apps for Daily Use

What the proprietary world can do, FOSS can do better! That’s what this article hints at, as it takes you through the 11 most used open source apps. Every day, we use a…

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…

How to become a hacker!

Hackers and the Open Source Revolution

This piece corrects the confusion created by mainstream media between “hacker” and “cracker”. It also considers the history, nature, attributes, ethics and attire of hackers, plus more. Interested in being one yourself, or…

Mahshad Koohgoli, CEO, Protecode

Protecode: Software License Management is Like Any Other Quality Management Process

Someone rightly observed: “All code is guilty, until proven innocent.” Ask the members of any software development team, and they will agree that tracking open source software components that have gone into building…

FOSS adoption

Adoption of Linux/FOSS: Challenges & Opportunities

The hurdles faced in the adoption of open source by enterprises and the Indian government can easily be overcome if a planned, six-step approach is followed. Open source has opened minds and provided…

Droidcon India 2011

Droidcon India 2011: A Report

It came and it conquered! The Android power has really taken over the technology world. Think of smartphones or tablets, even watches and shoes, and Android is just about everywhere. The platform is…

Indian government takes the Open Source route

Indian Government Takes the Open Source Route

The Indian Government has recently proposed to go the open source way in its e-governance projects, and the Department of Information Technology has issued a Draft Policy in this regard. The move has…

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…

Building the Cloud

Building the Cloud with Open Source and Open Standards

Open source software and standards are not just beneficial, but highly essential for a heterogeneous, shared and scalable environment such as the “cloud”. What’s more, the community has promptly readied the tools needed…

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