Sam Varghese

Sam Varghese

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.

Monday, 26 February 2007 05:01

Ubuntu is not a charity: Shuttleworth

The Ubuntu GNU/Linux project is not a charity. Rather, founder Mark Shuttleworth says his aim is to build a distribution "which is freely available, showcases the best of free software and is sustainable in its own right."

Friday, 23 February 2007 10:15

FUD from Ballmer, 'sponsored' by Novell

A couple of days ago, Steve Ballmer was out and about spreading fear, uncertainty and doubt about possible IP violations in Linux.

Thursday, 22 February 2007 08:26

Memo to ESR: nobody is indispensable

If a person of Eric Raymond's reputation in the open source community chooses to switch from one GNU/Linux distribution to another - and publicises the fact widely - then there is bound to be speculation about the underlying reasons.