Free Software Workshop @ SSN

Well, been long since I blogged. Technically speaking, this is my first blog. No, I wrote the other articles as well. But again, a blog, this is the first.

So what kept me from blogging for so long? More than a couple of reasons. The primary one being the workshop and then my project, among others. And I thought I should log my experiences of the workshop in my blog.

One of the things I love about free software is that, the more you work – the more you love it. The more you work – the more you want to work. The more you work – the more energy you get. The passion of the volunteers around you is infectious, so is the enthusiasm of so many students.  We had around 250 students attending the 5-day camp that was held at SSN Engineering College (more…)

Myriad owns a part of me, Who owns the rest?

Just one day after posting this, on March 29, 2010, a coalition led by the American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) successfully challenged the basis of Myriad’s patents in New York District Court. The patent has been invalidated.

Note: The following post is pretty lengthy. I tried to cut down on the length, but the subject matter demanded that I don’t.  All that has been stated in this post is pure non-fiction. Everything is real. I’ve tried to provide links wherever required, for others, googling should corroborate the facts. This post is a part of  a series I am planning to write (whether you like it or not) on Intellectual Property ( I hate to use that word ).

Still not sure what the title means? We are all ignorant fools. We ought to know at least the name of the company which owns us. All right, it does not own us completely, but it owns a small part of you , me , Obama ,Sachin, (more…)

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