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Yesterday I attended GPLv3 conference at IIM Bangalore, which is the fourth international conference. It is a great news to fellow Indian's that India is catching up in pace with the Free Software philosophy. I make the above statement because, some time back when I saw a movie named "The Code" in that one of the press person from India asked a question about "Involvement of developers in India for free software development" to Linus Torvalds. His reply was "Not much contrbution from Indians". But today I would rather say that Indians have convinced the Free Software community to make them understand that Indians are really contributing a _lot_ to this community. Though it is bad to introduce Linus Torvalds when I want to explain about GPLv3,

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Today morning I returned from Arupukkotai. I came in a nice air bus, but before getting tickets for that gosh!!! Last week also the same thing happened. I ve never booked or reserved tickets in advance for bus before. The same way I thoguht I can travel from Blore to Trichy easily last week without booking, but that was the end and I got to the peaks before I could make the trip. The return journey from Trichy was a bit painful, I had to switch two buses one from Trichy to Salem and then from Salem to Blore. I was there in Salem bus stand at around 12:00 am and I missed 3 buses since I was unable to get on any of them since there was so much rush (this is the scenario on all weekends I suppose). The more worst thing was nearly three people lost their mobile in the rush before getting a seat in the bus. Even when I got into the bus after stamping on so many people toes I could feel soem idiots keeping their hands in my pocket and trying to take my mobile or whatver they find profitable. Thank gawd!! I usually put very tight trousers (my girl friend use to scold me for that :)) so before those idiots could get my purse or mobile I got in :)

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I joined SpikeSource Software on June 19th 2006. Its an open source based company and its really cool to work here. I got a laptop (HP compaq nx6110). Am in Bangalore and getting adapted to the people an the custom here. But I don't find much difference here. Last weekend I went to Trichy and had a nice time :)

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I got my final semester results. Not bad this time and this is the highest score I ve got in the college. GPA is 8.93.

Subject External Internal Total Grade

Parallel Processing 44 18 62 C

Multimedia 60 22 82 A

Operating System 59 24 83 A

Engineering Economics 59 25 84 A

Advanced Networking 69 25 94 S

Wireless Technology 53 25 78 B

Project 146 50 196 S

Hmmm. With this I ve completed my UG :)

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Hmmm, I brought my bike back to Trichy from Madurai yesterday. Yesterday I drove my bike all the way from Madurai to Trichy (This is the eight time am doing it :)). I was accompanied by my junior Praveen, he gave a nice company. I took the bike at 6:00am from my room after watching a nice and interesting movie and then reached Trichy at 10:00am sharp (to my home). It took nearly 45 minutes for me to cross Matuthavani because we had the Algar Thiruvizha which I didn anticipated and a lot of Traffic jams, road redirections,etc. But we were fortunate enough to reach home before the hot sun came above our head and start burning us (Yeah!!! its too hot both in Madurai and Trichy :( ).

Busy with exams :(

16 May 2006
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Yeah this is my final semester and am doing well. Still one more exam to go and the final review of my project (viva voce) is pending. Hope everything goes fine. Already people got the mood of going to jobs and so do I :) Waiting to join the company. Shall blog regularly after my exams :)

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The migration of TCENet to Free Open Source Software is my final year
project. TCENet is more than a intranet portal to our college. It also
provides with central authentication, ERP solution and many more to
the users. We have completed the basic module of TCENet and its alpha
release was made. We were very happy to have Professor Tony Wasserman
from Carniege Mellon University West and Mr.Murugan Pal CTO, Spike
Source. Tony and Murugan launched our project on 04-02-2006. Also I
had an opportunity to be with Tony and Murugan for the whole day. We
had lunch at the Taj Coramendal that day, which was my first lunch at