FOSS seminar in my college-sweet words from a sweet person

My college is organising a conference in free open source software.I am passionate about Unix its the root from which computer evolved.It was natural that i went to the conference.The first session was handled by Joe(Da Rodnt) the man who found GLUGOT(Gnu/Linux user group in our college) he was giving a  lecture on the philosophy of GNU.The freedoms of GPL etc.He said one sweet statement that  has been in my mind.He said “I am a free software enthuiast,some call as lunatics some even call us communists”.The other seminar i throughly enjoyed was of ananth on debugging tools amazing lecture fully informative.

One thing itching my mind for some time is that the attitude of some of my friends towards any Unix.the believe Unix as an enemy probably.The thing is many of them are ignorant about history of Unix,history breads inspiration henceforth they lack inspiration.Whenever i say i supprt GNU/linux people comment oh you are against Microsoft being a computer science student you say i haven’t worked with any Unix(Gnu/Linux,Solaris,Bsd) you are going to loose a great deal.Its like someone doing a masters in physics saying i dont know Einstein.Many say will it help plaement ” i dont take birth get placed in Tcs” placements is an ancillory part and not the end in it.Its the knowledge you learn.The tools in FOSS world were developed by students like us.The basic reason for all these issues un inspiring staff community and prejudice that you are doing such and such things i am not going accept or use even if its a kick ass thing.The other thing is “will it fetch me internal mark? “will it increase my pay scale”.Fuck then y enginneering well if money is the end in allthere are jobs to do that.First of all  willing to learn is a life time journey.My grand father who is sixty seven years old translated a book  on palestine war which was released yesterday.He says to me “hey bring that Linux thing i will try that in my system!”.He bought a system six months back,has a gmail id and write s letters to the editor in it.

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2 responses to “FOSS seminar in my college-sweet words from a sweet person

  1. Hello!
    Very Interesting post! Thank you for such interesting resource!
    PS: Sorry for my bad english, I’v just started to learn this language 😉
    See you!
    Your, Raiul Baztepo

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