Hi Visitor, it's ADM here. Though my name is Abhradip Mukherjee, ADM has now become my identity on various mailing lists. So it is better that I also mention the name that most are familiar with.
To start with I would like to state that I am a enthusiastic person always willing to try out new things in life. I love to eat and I am a non-vegiterian. I am an Indian (apart from being a proud bengali). I love to eat Biryani (Remember if you plan to invite me). I am currently carrying a small Acer Aspire One with a Photon+ connection from Tata Indicom.
My first school was Mukul Bithi at Kankurgachi, Kolkata (KG) Then it was Laban Hrad Vidyapith ( Saltlake, Kolkata ) all the way from class I to XII
I completed my Bachelor of Technology from Techno India College of Technology, Kolkata. Then before I could think of going into further studies I was selected in Campus interview of Kasura Technologies, Bangalore. The joy of getting selected after such tough competition made me feel that I should try the industry first.
Campus Selection in the year 2008
It was just before the recession hit the worldwide market. I got selected in Kasura Technologies ( a third party chip verification company ) after my tussle with all the students from 16 top class technical colleges in West Bengal (Only 4 students were selected at the end including me). I was happy and proud. But destiny had something else in mind.
Recession in 2009
I completed my B.tech approached my company and heard the same that others like me had to hear from other companies. They told me to wait for indefinite time to get the joining. Being true gentleman they advised to search for new job if we want.
Back at Kolkata I was seriously looking for a job. I got a few calls from here and there but none was what I wanted. Until I got the call from HCL infosystems. Now here was a company that I can say a much better alternative to my previous employer.
I am now in Noida taking training from HCL on network management.
Where is FOSS
Ah! no I dont like this OS in the middle. I call it Free Software only. Also why not change the question a bit?
Ok! What is Free Software
"Free software" is a matter of liberty, not price. To understand the concept, you should think of "free" as in "free speech," not as in "free beer."
Free software is a matter of the users' freedom to run, copy, distribute, study, change and improve the software. More precisely, it means that the program's users have the four essential freedoms:
* The freedom to run the program, for any purpose (freedom 0). * The freedom to study how the program works, and change it to make it do what you wish (freedom 1). Access to the source code is a precondition for this. * The freedom to redistribute copies so you can help your neighbor (freedom 2). * The freedom to improve the program, and release your improvements (and modified versions in general) to the public, so that the whole community benefits (freedom 3). Access to the source code is a precondition for this.
A program is free software if users have all of these freedoms. Thus, you should be free to redistribute copies, either with or without modifications, either gratis or charging a fee for distribution, to anyone anywhere. Being free to do these things means (among other things) that you do not have to ask or pay for permission to do so.
A Long Description
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My current activity with Free Technology Movement
In Kolkata, West Bengal, India I run an organization named Passion4Freedom which aims to build up a support and development network of all people interested in GNU/Linux systems. You can check out the website and mailing list yourself.
Free Software Foundation
I am also a member of the national working group of FSF-India.
I have been in close relation with Richard Matthew Stallman - the father of Free Software Movement & GNU.
It is my birthplace. I love this city. It might not be the cleanest, most sophisticated city around but it has heart. And for me that counts. Kolkata has always produced some of the best brains in the country. Sector 5 saltlake is gradually has become the IT hub of eastern India. In this era of IT in Kolkata, Gnu/Linux has the potential to play a unique role.
Institute of Open Technology and Applications is a West Bengal based govt. organization striving to promote and bring GNU/Linux to the mass of West Bengal. I worked out a few ideas and projects with them and we are still in touch.
Operating System Development
Under the guidance of some high officers f WB Govt. I started a project of creating a GNU/Linux based operating system for the school students in West Bengal. In the process I built up probably the smallest available ubuntu derivative (with GUI) and made it available for people to download.
Events & Seminars
I have spoken at various events and seminars as guest speaker.
Gnome according to me is the most suitable environment for any gnu/linux distro. I dont like KDE much although I am keeping a close eye on development of KDE 4.
I happen to be a member of gnome marketing team
I like openSUSE too and hence I am also a proud ambassador of openSUSE project too.
Personally I am a SUN Open Source University Meetup leader for West Bengal University of Technology (A university of more than 60 colleges approx.)
P4F is the organization I made for better communication with the mass. P4F now has many
Fedora and I
I love fedora because of its cutting edge tools and I promote it anywhere I can. Every node (school, college, institution) in Passion4Freedom network is by default provided with one or two official Fedora DVDs. We also organize Fedora Activity Days.
Fedora Easy Install Service
A community maintained website for sharing easy install scripts. http://install.passion4freedom.07x.net
This is the place where students and teachers can collaborate on various projects and can get their contributions acknowledged by fedoraproject.
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