FOSS.in again

I still have fresh memories of our experience in last year's FOSS.in.
We created a great impact in FOSS community with lots of technical presentation and demos on opensolaris.
Atul Chutnis who is one of the main organizers of the FOSS describes our efforts in his own words..

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Here is an organization that has been consistent in suprising the FOSS
community with lavish gifts of contribution of code.

They were Platinum Sponsors at FOSS.IN/2005, and they completely blew us
all away with their professional show of FOSS power, both in their well
arranged and extremely useful talks and tutorials, as well as their
amazingly well designed and informative stall at the expo.

And they blew us away even more with their release of OpenSolaris,
contributing a huge pool of valuable technologies and code to the FOSS
code pool.

A hard act to follow, but they did it, resoundingly:

Today and as I am writing this, Sun Microsystems is releasing Java as Free
and Open Source Software under the GPL. Simultaneously, the previously
released Glassfish project now also comes under the GPL.

And FOSS.IN is one of the first events where Sun will be showcasing all
this and more, in addition to a series of talks related to the projects.

It has been an absolute pleasure to work with Sumitha Prashanth and her
team over all these month, and they ensured that at every turn, FOSS.IN's
requirements came first - an attitude that is both rare and welcome with
big name sponsors. We, in turn welcome Java to the FOSS world, and thank
Sun for making FOSS.IN the first platform in India to mark such an
important point in the history of technology.

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Now This years FOSS.in is announced. It is starting from 24th Nov to 26th Nov.
Sun Microsystems is again the plantinum sponsor for this event.
6 talks are lined up for this event from Sun.
It is scheduled on Day 2 i.e 25th Nov 2006 in A120 hall.

I am involved in the planning and preperation for this event from Sun.
Apart from Tech talks, we are also planning for lots of Technical Demos at the stall, BOFs and workshops.
This time apart from Solaris features, we have demos on Glassfish, Portal, Derby, OpenJDK, Grid engine, Belenix, Open Office, Looking Glass.

We have set a huge standards for ourselves after last years FOSS.in and this time I have support of more than 100 engineers to improve that even further.

Next few days you will read more about FOSS.in event, activities in Sun stall and talks and lots of pictures.

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