A collection of 19 posts
Announcing my free book on Vim
Today is the first day of foss.in/2008, and on this occasion, I’m happy to announce the first public release of my Creative-Commons licensed book on the Vim 7 editor. This book is meant for both beginners and advanced users. For beginners, it walks you through the first
Why students and open source?
Two days before the BMS College Information Science Department Fest called “Genesis 2007”, I received an email from a couple of students asking me to talk about “introduction to open source”. Apparently, they were frantically looking for a speaker. Since I’m not the right person for this, I agreed
foss.in day 2
Today morning, the first session was a Linux Kernel roadmap by Jonathan Corbet. Although I’ve never been a kernel-level guy, the talk was interesting and he clearly explained how features have been added and improved over the various versions, and how the development process has improved and become more
It’s a small utility
When Atul commented about open source being “seen as some kind of ‘hobbyist’ thing” in India, I was reminded of another incident in college. In 6th semester of VTU B.E., we had a DBMS (Database Management Systems) lab. We were supposed to write some software that demonstrates database design,
Memories of Linux Bangalore 2003
The VTU letter exhorting principals to motivate students to attend foss.in is a far cry from my college days, and perhaps even farther from Kalyan’s days. I remember asking our department’s Assistant HOD (I don’t remember his exact designation) whether our semester laboratory internals tests could
Preparations for this year’s FLOSS meet in Bangalore is well under way. The working title is still LB2005 (Linux/Bangalore 2005) but the name will be changed to something more suitable. As Chitnis mentions, the idea is to promote FLOSS in general, including FLOSS on Windows and proprietary software
LB 04 is just 5 days away!
Hari Krishnan made this cool banner. Don’t forget to check out the list of talks/speakers ! Some of the ‘hot’ speakers are: Andi Kleen ( TCP/IP Stack in Linux, Linux x86-64, etc) Andrew Cowie (http://phpwiki.sourceforge.net/phpwiki/AndrewCowie) Brian Behlendorf (Apache) Harald Welte ( Netfilter/IPTables, Linux Kernel