Software Freedom Day in Chennai and Pondicherry on Sep 22, 2012

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.

OSCON and cls12 experience

Let me Admit attending Cls12 and OSCON was in my wishlist. I feel lucky attending both the event this year.

Meeting all the community managers from over 100 available OSS projects is  exchanging success story  is big takeaway. Since Cls is barcamp style i had chance to sit and discuss how we build communities in India. I shared my experience mostly taking Linux/Ubuntu in account.

Well i don`t have much to say about my participation at OSCON was like dream come true. I met all those folks whom i been following/reading on twitter and famous blog portals.

Lastly it was fun attending Openstack day and celebration later in the evening.

m_3 and adam_g

I will be adding all photos later this week. 🙂

Event report: FOSS meetup in Hyderabad!!

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 :–  (In Telegu/use translate software)  (English)


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 🙂


Negativity all around!!

Disclaimer: This blog has nothing to do with Technology

How many of you r  having/facing same issue around you :–

1. people are more unhappy about your success

2. people always suggest you stay away from taking risk/challenges

3. trying to be your daddy and suggesting do this/that

4. more interested in back bitching rather than talking/telling on face


WTF is happening to this world? Are we in life where people are more concerned about negativity rather than being optimist?


How to handle/control yourself when environment around is so fucked?

I found a solution :

Just don`t listen to them and keep rocking, some people die cribbing others make history and leave legacy of greatness behind them.