FOSSMeet 2020

FOSSMeet is an annual event at NIT Calicut that brings together the Free and Open Source Community from around the country.

Abraham Raji


How I stopped worrying and love the fork bomb.

Submitted Mar 6, 2020

The ageless romantic-comedy of the inanimate text in specific order when transformed into electric signals help us recieve, store, interpret, process and create information, it’s creators, it’s users and their freedom.

  • Guy Fawkes
  • Alan Turing
  • Dennis Ritchie
  • Richard Mathew Stallman
  • Linus Torvalds
  • Bill Gates
  • Steve Jobs
  • Yours truely.


This talk will explain why a lot of things are the way they are in the Free software world. It intends to analyse the past to get a feel for the future.This talk aims to help people (geeks,nerds and common folk alike) connect to the Frees Software Movement and value their freedom and privacy.

  • The Talk begins with Guyfawkes and his act of terrorism.
  • Moves to the tragedy of Alan Turing, The Enigma and Christopher.
  • Transitions into the Hacker Culture, Unix and the under-rated genius behind it- Dennis Ritchie.
  • Pushes foreward into the wierd new printer at MIT and it’s implications.(This is where RMS enters).
  • The Gnu and The Penguin.
  • Wizards Of Silicon Valley.
  • Apache and rise of GNU/Linux.
  • Free Software Sucks.
  • Free Software Rocks.
  • My introduction to FOSS and being a Debian Maintainer.
  • Why the movement is as relevant as it was all those Years ago.


  • Open-Mind.
  • Curiosity.
  • A Heart.
  • Projector, VGA/HDMI Cable.

Speaker bio

Free/Libre Software Enthusiast. Privacy Advocate. “Treat people as you expect to be treated” Advocate. Debian Contributor. Mozillian. Vector Designer.


    • Mastodon:
    • Twitter: @avronraji
    • Github: @avronr
    • GitLab: @avronr


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