Jordan Hubbard (co-creator) of FreeBSD was here couple of weeks ago to talk on open source. He had lots of wisdom + pragmatic advice on open source. What really got me was the fact that he was reading and writing thousands of emails a day at the peak of his involvement. We always tend to under-estimate the amount of energy put in by the founding members / core teams of successful projects.
Here is the talk: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Yyo7ji4fwJs&list=PL3lFfCEoMxvxxZY1gTmfB2bj6…
Our very own, Kovid Goyal also gave an insightful talk on how he sustains the Calibre project along with lots of useful tips. Again its just inspiring to see the amount of impact a single person / small team can make:
Would recommend both the talks to all open source enthusiasts.
And rest of the talks at the ERPNext Conference on the play list if you are interested. We hope more teams come forward to host such events.
me being one of the founding members of the ilug-bom group find it
difficult to imagine that there needs to be a separate group to manage
meetups for gnu/linux activities.
we started ilug-bom under the able leadership of dr. nagarjuna with the
explicit goal of unifying all efforts conducted towards discussion and
advocacy of gnu/linux in and around mumbai.
i believe we as a group have been in existence since 1997~98 and have
had a great term in the earlier years, just can't understand why it has
slacked off big time now.
is it because of an over abundance of material available via a simple
google search? or is it because someone did something terribly wrong
along the way that youngsters found it necessary to diverge and form
newer, independent groups?
personally, i have been away for a really long time due to health
issues, and then, when i did return around 1.5~2 years back, everything
seemed so weird and desolate that i could not figure out the reasons.
hope we all can regroup and move forward as a single unit and clear goal
of doing what we are going to do here-on.
perhaps, as dinesh shah had once mentioned, we lack a formal vision and
mission statement for our existance.
looking forward to more activity in a focused manner.
does anyone out here have any ubuntu swag with them?
just got myself a new thinkpad, thought of decorating it with ubuntu
stickers, and i seem to have misplaced my set.
been unable to purchase anything off the ubuntu shop, someone else been
Date : Oct 11, 2015 Sunday
Maker's Asylum, The Great Oasis, Plot No: D-13, 1st Floor, MIDC Marol
Industrial Area Andheri East Mumbai, Maharashtra 400093
We have a few seats left at our conference to be held on 9th October at Mumbai. Hence, we have waived off the entry fee for students. We welcome you to join us at the event and hear from one of the open source legends, Jordan Hubbard: co-creator of FreeBSD Unix, and Kovid Goyal: the creator of Calibre e-book converter.
Please RSVP at conference(a)erpnext.com and bring your student ID card with you on the day of the conference. More details at https://conf.erpnext.com.