Almost everyone from community has written in great length & depth about how recent rolling release and MIR announcement has been Canonical`s decision.
I am not writing this blog to prove anyone wrong or taking side with anyone. What Canonical has done for community & spreading word of Linux has been incredible. They are an Enterprise and they have every right to take decision on Ubuntu. But at same time they have to make sure that community who has always been behind them(Am one of them) remains with them.
I would hope things will settle down soon & all the questions will be addressed or has already been by Jono(Community Manager)
Wrote another article on Muktware 5 recipe for a healthy FOSS community!! Let me know what you guys think.
We had great Openstack Day event in Bangalore, details of event and report can be found here http://www.openstack.org/blog/2012/12/event-report-openstack-day-bangalore-india/
Finally i wrote about my experience meeting folks of Bluelight
You can read it http://www.muktware.com/4497/bluelight-powering-auroville-opensource
Last week i participated at SFD conducted by the folks from ilug-chennai and fsf-tn. The event was good and i had chance to interact with lots of college students. There were many booths with students explaining about it like Ubuntu, Mozilla, Mysql others. You can find all details about it in official ilug-c blog here
At same time i got connected with guy name Prasanna Venkadesh, the guy who leads lug-Pondicherry. I was excited to know about there plan for similar event in Pondicherry, although i could not attend it but my friends from Blue Light were there. It was an eventful event with lots of question answer session about Linux and free software. Photos of the events can be found here I am happy that Igor and Blue Light team participated in the event and spread the word of free software to students and attendees.
Am too late to blog on the same. Pavi along with Praveen organized nice meetup in Hyderabad. The refreshing part about the meetup was presence of 30+ folks
We had folks from Ubuntu/Wikipedia/Mozilla/Puppet/Openstack were present. Detailed blog post about the event can be found at :–
http://telugulinux.blogspot.in/ (In Telegu/use translate software)
Also met folks from 4 different companies working on Openstack and was nice meeting them all.
Lastly, Cake was sponsored by Canonical and so was dinner
Its been over 3-4 months i been itching to find alternative of Ruby based configuration management tool. I came to know about Salt.
Its a configuration management tool written in python, from initial 30 mins of my experience am writing this blog.
It took me less than 2 minutes get master/minion running on multiple VM via Virtualbox. From my experience of Puppet deployment i can simply say Salt much simpler.
What i have done so far?
Played with apt, cmd and cd modules. Many more to go but i will sleep as its already 4 am.
you can find all info http://saltstack.org/ they have got awesome documentation along with cool screen cast which can let anyone swim inside salt.
Gnunify.in is one of the oldest FOSS event in India, this year it was scheduled on 10th and 11th Feb 2012 .
And yes this time i attended it as speaker after failing to qualify last year.
I spoke on Juju, Ubuntu Cloud Orchestration framework , presentation slides are available here
Few take away for me personally after attending the event :-
1. Moving out of the distro fanaticism.
2. Getting to know more about Mozilla and Wikipedia folks.
3. Socializing with Fedora folks.
4. Finally meeting Arky after 9 yrs.
FOSS events are good way to meet old folks, chat/socialize and exchange ideas.
I met many old timers like mbuf, ramky, runa, karunakar, nager, shariq and greenmang0 , others apart from spending most of my time with Deependra the Eucalyptus magician.
Lastly big thanks to the volunteers and organizers, sponsors(Eucalyptus) for making this event a grand success.
Lastly thanks again to Deeprendra for getting me this shiny beer opener, i badly needed this.
To begin with, thanks to Lydia for asking for my contribution in the book and pradeepto for leading/heading/organizing conf.kde.in, i wouldn`t have got this opportunity without it.
The book is available for download here
I have contributed in “Documentation and Support” section with chapter title ”Life-Changer Documentation for Novice”
As per the schedule we were at IIT, Chennai to attend talk of Richard Stallman, founder Free Software Foundation and man behind the Gnu project. The title of the presentation was “Free Software, Freedom and Education”
The event had over 3000 participants mostly from various engineering colleges across the city and area nearby, apart from ilugc members and fsftn folks. People were in queue to enter inside the conference hall few hours in advance.
Then came the old propitiatory OS and the harmful effect of it and how society is getting affected from it. He even mentioned about Android ported on/by different vendors on there hardware is not a free software. He also mentioned how close is kindle and like services. He was also very unhappy about SAS model, as your data is not secure.
After one and half hour of general philosophy about free software, proprietary, DRM he spoke about the need of Free Software in Education.
According to him if a education system is not imparting education on Free Software nothing is going in correct direction. I would agree to him on that. I just hope some day our Indian Government realizes and removes the mandatory teaching of non-free software with free software alternative. It will not only save lots of money but will also give more independence to a user to explore more.
We saw St IGNUcius in the last part of the session. It was all about Emacs. It was different RMS which i had seen before, the lighter side of him and i liked it.
Lastly came Q/A session he answered more than 20 questions. Lastly yes i became FSF-India member finally.