Open Source India (formerly LinuxAsia) Open Source India ( formerly LinuxAsia ) started in 2003, with the mission to accelerate the growth of adoption of Open Source in Asia. Till date, the overall mission of Open Source India remains the same. A key attribute of Open Source India is that it tries to bridge the gap between the ‘community’ and the ‘industry’.

While OSI provides a platform for advocacy of principles powering Open Source, majority of its content is focused on topics that are related to the industry. Thus, the primary target audience of OSI Days is techies. Different tracks are designed to address different segments of techies, such as: software developers, IT implementers, CIOs, and CEOs and CTOs (of IT firms), etc.

However, techies alone are not responsible for all business and policy decisions–and reaching out to those, who do make such decisions, is also a goal that OSI tries to attain. Again, specialized tracks are designed to address issues this elite audience faces. Thus, one often finds academicians, bureaucrats, government officials, senior decision makers from SMEs and corporate, etc attending Open Source India too.

OSI Days is organized by the ‘Forum for Open Source Initiative in India’ (FOSII), in association with LINUX For You magazine, and powered by the EFY Group of publications. Ref : http://osidays.com/about

I got  wonderful opportunity to attend OSI 2010 conference at chennai. This was my first experience and it help me a lot in identifying the latest trends in open source.

OSI was very well organized and informative, the Opening Ceremony  and Keynote address was done by Dr. Debesh Das, Minister-in-Charge,
Department of Information Technology,West Bengal.

The Event was going on simultaneously in 4 halls. First one was for PHP Developers, Second one was open to all, third was for Mobile Developers and last one was for Drupal (Content Management System).

Speakers were specially from PHP documentation team, face book, Ingres Corporation,Symfony2 etc. Mainly i attended PHP track which was very useful

The session were very helpful to get an introduction with new technologies like NOSQL, INGRES, Zend framework, Adminer and CSS3.


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