Sam Varghese

Sam Varghese

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Sam Varghese has been writing for iTWire since 2006, a year after the site came into existence. For nearly a decade thereafter, he wrote mostly about free and open source software, based on his own use of this genre of software. Since May 2016, he has been writing across many areas of technology. He has been a journalist for nearly 40 years in India (Indian Express and Deccan Herald), the UAE (Khaleej Times) and Australia (Daily Commercial News (now defunct) and The Age). His personal blog is titled Irregular Expression.

Wednesday, 18 April 2007 21:49

Debian: some people just don't get it

It was interesting to see the comments which Steven J. Vaughan-Nichols made about the Debian project recently. Interesting, because they resulted in a rejoinder from a Debian developer, Thaddeus Black - not a particularly prominent person in the project, not the leader. No, just one of the rank and file, he thought that Vaughan-Nichols' comments merited a response and submitted a very reasoned bit of prose.
Monday, 16 April 2007 06:31

Justifying the use of FOSS

Statistics are often the refuge of scoundrels but occasionally they can mean something. A case in point is the paper drafted by David A. Wheeler to advance a simple argument for the use of free and open source software.

Thursday, 12 April 2007 08:31

GPL-BSD flamefest over code

A flamewar on a free or open source software mailing list isn't all that unusual. There are a lot of people with very fixed ideas on these lists and they are not averse to telling others so - in frank language.