- Eric Raymond of Open Source Initiative,
- John Terpstra of Samba Project,
- Tom Adelstein of Government Forge,
- Tom Barton of Rackable Systems,
- Wim Coekaerts of Oracle,
- HP Linux Team
- Chris DiBona of Konstrux Technologies,
- Brian Ferguson of McDermott, Will & Emery,
- Samuel Greenblatt of Computer Associates,
- Adam Jollans of IBM,
- Chandler Kant of LinuxCertified, Inc.,
- Ranajit Nevatia of Veritas,
- Andy Oram of O'Reilly & Associates,
- Eric Raymond of Open Source Initiative,
- Thomas Reardon of Openwave Systems,
- Jordan Rosen of Lille Corp.,
- J.C. Utter of Image Stream,
- John Weathersby of Open Source Software Institute,
- Jeremy Geelan and Dee-Ann LeBlanc of LinuxWorld Magazine,
- Rahul Chopra of Linux for You.
For more on Indias Rahul Chopra and Linux For You, continue reading.
Linux World names Indian amongst global Linux luminaries
Linux World Magazine, one of the leading global authorities on Linux, has ranked Indias Rahul Chopra, Editor, Linux For You, as one of the worlds twenty Linux luminaries. He has been highlighted for his contribution to the area of Linux and open source software. The January issue of Linux World names him amongst global Linux luminaries and publishes his future vision and interview.
The 20 luminaries listing released by the journal features some of the greatest advocates of Linux and the open source movement. These include Eric Raymond (Open Source Initiative), John Terpstra (co-founder Samba project), Tom Adelstein of Government Forge; Tom Barton of Rackable Systems; Wim Coekaerts of Oracle; Chris DiBona of Konstrux Technologies; Brian Ferguson of McDermott, Will & Emery; Samuel Greenblatt of Computer Associates; Adam Jollans of IBM; Chandler Kant of LinuxCertified, Inc.; Ranajit Nevatia of Veritas; Andy Oram of O'Reilly & Associates; Eric Raymond of Open Source Initiative; Thomas Reardon of Openwave Systems; Jordan Rosen of Lille Corp.; J.C. Utter of Image Stream; and John Weathersby of Open Source Software Institute. Linux World Magazine has become the leading international resource for the growing number of Linux professionals and corporate IT managers.
On achieving this unique distinction, says, Mr. Rahul Chopra, "Indias contribution to the global IT industry has always been highlighted. Indians contribute most in the arena of commercial software. This is for the first time that our efforts towards the open source movement are appreciated and acknowledged. While I am thrilled by the honor, I believe that many more Indians will shine in this aspect of Information Technology as well."
Launched in Feb 2003, Linux For You is the world's seventh magazine dedicated to Linux, and the first in Asia! It caters to the multifarious reading interests of new and experienced Linux users, developers, IT implementers and corporates. Apart from managing the editorial contents of Linux For You, Rahul Chopra also extensively contributes to i.t. and ePower magazines. His R&D team, named LFY Labs, has developed LiFY - Linux from India for you, an Indian version of Linux. LiFY has become one of the most widely distributed operating systems in India. Some of the versions of LiFY include educational, multilingual, administrative and developer.
To reiterate Linuxs acceptability and popularity in India, Chopra quotes the example of hundreds of government schools in Madhya Pradesh that have switched to Linux. While Mantralaya in Mumbai adopted Linux some time back, Delhis civil courts moved to the software a couple of months back. Linux For You is organizing Linux Asia - the largest ever event on Linux and open source software from February 11-13, 2004 in New Delhi. OSDN, MAIT, ASSOCHAM, PHD Chamber of Commerce & Industry, Computer Society of India, and others are supporting the event. The event will expose the Indian IT fraternity to some of the greatest international Linux evangelists.
About SYS-CON Media
SYS-CON Media, listed in Inc 500 three years in a row as the fastest-growing privately held publishing company in America, is the world's leading magazine publisher exclusively serving i-technology markets. SYS-CON's well-known and respected magazine titles include: Java Developer's Journal, .NET Developer's Journal, Web Services Journal, Wireless Business & Technology, XML-Journal, WebSphere Journal, BEA WebLogic Developer's Journal, ColdFusion Developer's Journal, PowerBuilder Developer's Journal, Linux Business Week, LinuxWorld Magazine, and MX Developer's Journal.
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About Linux For You
Linux For You is Asias first magazine on Linux and Open Source Software. It is a monthly with an active support from the Indian Linux community. It caters to the readership interests of corporates, developers, IT implementers and new and seasoned Linux users.
The publication has been in the forefront of making Linux more useful for the Indian users. It has produced versions of LiFY (A Linux version for Indian users) targeting various practical uses. These include LiFY@Education, LiFY@Hindi, LiFY@Developer and LiFY@Admin. Linux For You is planning to release more versions of LiFY in future.
The publication maintains LFY Labs--one of the most advanced Linux labs in the country. LFY labs continuously researches on Linux and open source and comes up with world-class solutions that enhance the usability of Linux.
References Linux World January issue article: http://www.linuxworld.com/story/38282.htm?DE=1
Linux World press release: http://www.marketwire.com/mw/release_html_b1?release_id=61460 (ends)