Wednesday Aug 29, 2007

Code for Freedom, India 2007 in Netbeans Pod Cast

If you have not heard it yet, here it is ....

NetBeans Pod Cast - with reference to Code For Freedom.

 

Wednesday Aug 22, 2007

Dtrace Tech Talk by Bryan Cantrill on Google Video

Bryan Cantrill's dtrace demo at Google is now available as a google video.

Just one word to describe it - "Amazing" 

Friday Aug 17, 2007

Code for Freedom, India 2007

Aug 15th, 1947 - India stepped into the world as an independent nation. The battle our forefathers fought for us mean that we have the right to exercise our free will today. I have always been intrigued by what the current generation thinks about this struggle. It was a learning experience for me to try and understand. I learnt one thing - the basics premise behind the struggle has its appeal even today. But, it has an interesting twist. This generation is worried about freedom - to choose, but the way it manifests was the reason why I was intrigued. One of the coolest ways is the interest in FOSS (free and open source software) today. 

That said, I want to talk about an event that is happening right now - Sun India 'Code for Freedom' contest. It encourages students to contribute to FOSS. It has been said that the amount of code level contributions from Indian developers to the opensource/FOSS projects has been less than satisfactory. I wish this would change. And the 'Code for Freedom' is definitely trying it best to make a difference.

So, if you are a student in India, pick your choice of a FOSS project from 'Code for Freedom' and start writing code.

I would like to sign off by saying - 'Show me your code folks!'


Thursday Mar 08, 2007

Google Summer of Code - Mentors needed for OpenSolaris

Glynn Foster is leading the OpenSolaris community participation in Google Summer of Code. He is looking for mentors who can help the students. So, if you are reading my blog and can mentor someone, please sign up. Come on, dont be shy. :-)

As part of our application for the Google Summer of Code, we need some mentors
to step up to the plate. We're also still trying to come up with a handful of
suggested projects to whet the appetite of potential students. If you have some

ideas, or some time that you'd be willing to give [1], please join and help
out on summerofcode@opensolaris.org.

thanks!
Glynn
[1] See http://code.google.com/p/google-summer-of-code/wiki/AdviceforMentors

 

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