Free Software Movement

The FOSS or 'Free and Open Source Software' movement has achieved a lot since its inception in the eighties of the last century. I believe in the universal applicability of the four freedoms of the free software and the related knowledge axiom (mentioned below):

However I would want stronger protection of these freedoms in the context of derivative works than is afforded by the GNU GPL. Dual licensing is another problem that is best avoided.

FOSS Groups

I have been involved in GNU/Linux and Free Software related activities for over a decade. Some of these include:


I do most of my programming in GNU/R, Lisp/Scheme, Prolog and markup languages. Most of the packages that I develop are too specialized. Some of these relate to rough computing.


I have limited my activities in the FOSS sphere since 2015. Some of my recent involvement in FOSS events: