Open Source India (OSI) Days 2010

21 Sep 2010
Posted by stylesen

OSI Days 2010 talkI was one of the speakers at OSI Days 2010. It was a 3 days event from 19th to 21st September, 2010 organized in Chennai Trade Centre and is one of the biggest open source event conducted every year in India. Though I have given many talks in many conferences, this is subtly different from whatever I ve done so far.

The audience for the event was extremely extraordinary. They know what to ask!

I participated as a panel member on 19th September, 2010 in a panel discussion on the topic "The Rapidly growing market for FOSS in India". This panel had elite people from the IT industry with whom I had a chance to network and discuss lot of things about FOSS. The panel included the following people:

  1. Mr. Burkhardt Roger, President & CEO at Ingres Corporation 
  2. Mr. Lavanya Rastogi, Chief Coach of OSSCube Team
  3. Mr. Venkat Mangudi, Founder Venkat Mangudi Consulting
  4. Mr. Varad Gupta, Founder Keen & Able
  5. and Myself

The discussion took place for 1 hour 20 minutes and we touched upon various markets for FOSS in India like Government, Education, Corporates, etc.

The second day ie., on 20th September, 2010 I gave a talk for 45 minutes on "Subversion 1.7 and the future of features" whose slides could be found as an attachment to this blog entry. I had a great set of audience for this talk who were already using Subversion and were curious to know what is cooking up in the Subversion community. I could sense their eagerness and curiosity on the latest features planned for Subversion by the questions they asked. I had a lot of questions from the audience and they were really valuable.

I would like to thank "Linux For You" and "OSSCube" for giving this opportunity to speak in OSI days 2010 and a big thanks to CollabNet, both for giving me a topic to speak on and the time to present in OSI days.

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Yes you do presented well

Yes you do presented well . Though I was a fan of git , some of your points made me clear why svn was not moving distributed way :-) .

Reg- Subversion

Hi Senthil,
In my previous company, just we installed subversion and configured that in a CentOS Linux.
Just Developers are accessing that code with SVN clients.
Thats all.
So would you tell what else other than this in SVN.
Forgive me if i misunderstand in your topic..
Ramkumar C

Awesome na :)

Awesome na :) The foto looks really cool