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Kenneth is a FOSS activist and consultant based in Ooty.
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Stallman’s classic definition of open source speaks of the four freedoms — the freedom to run the program in any way one likes, the …

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Stallman’s classic definition of open source speaks of the four freedoms — the freedom to run the program in any way one likes, the …

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In any forum that talks about programming, a frequent topic is, “What is the best IDE for the language/framework under discussion?” This often leads to …

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A few thoughts about databases in general… and some rants about the good old ways. There are a plethora of free/open source databases around, …

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How does FOSS development get along with business graduates who know little about the process? The FOSS methodology recognises that software development is a …

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Golf, par, handicaps — and sub-classing, abstraction and lines of code. Sounds interesting? Last month, I have had the privilege of listening to two …

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The “what” and the “why” of the Dvorak keyboard, when compared to the older “standard”, the QWERTY keyboard. The standard keyboard has the QWERTY …

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The other day, I had an opportunity to see how software development takes place in the “industry” — in other words, the proprietary world. …

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Here are some ideas for FOSS fans on what makes an open source project successful. We also look at Django, an open source project …

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There is always an ongoing debate in FOSS circles on how to define a FOSS contributor. What is real FOSS contribution? Who are the …