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Re: [Ambassadors] Greetings!



Hi Harish


> I am Harish Pillay and have been in the FOSS space for a really long
> time.  I first came across free software back in 1986 or so when FSF
> shipped a tape containing emacs to my school, Oregon State University.
> I was intrigued by what it offered and over the next few years, got involved
> because the options available then (OS/2, windows 286, windows 386)
> were just not interesting enough.

Welcome to the Fedora Ambassadors Group. Great to have you here as
part of the project.

> The last 5 years have been an amazing journey (and it still continues to
> be) and my role within Red Hat is to help drive the community and the
> Fedora group for Asia Pacific a geographical region which Red Hat defines
> as every country east from Pakistan including ANZ, Japan, Korea, China etc).
>
> I have had the privilege in organizing 4 Linux conferences (1999, 2000
> and 2001 called the Singapore Linux Conference and in 2003 called the
> Asian Enterprise Open Source Conference) as well as participating in
> the Asia Open Source Software Symposium from 2003 onwards.
....

You are already part of the Open Source World and also part of the
company which is behind Fedora and Open Source too. Incredible to see
your contributions too . Great Work !. Keep up the Good work.

I welcome you once again !

Good luck with your activities as Fedora Ambassador :)

Cheers,
Balaji

On Fri, Jun 6, 2008 at 7:49 PM, Harish Pillay <harish pillay gmail com> wrote:
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> I thought I should send a shout out to the Fedora Ambassadors list.
>
> I am Harish Pillay and have been in the FOSS space for a really long
> time.  I first came across free software back in 1986 or so when FSF
> shipped a tape containing emacs to my school, Oregon State University.
> I was intrigued by what it offered and over the next few years, got involved
> because the options available then (OS/2, windows 286, windows 386)
> were just not interesting enough.
>
> Eventually, in the early 1990s (91/92), I started looking at the BSD project
> for 386s and also came across Linus' post on comp.os.minix which
> was interesting from the point of view of being a Unix-like operating system
> being developed outside the US.  That, to me, was crucial as it meant that
> some of the archaic regulations of the US then (no export of crypto) did
> not apply.  I got more and more involved with Linux and in 1993 helped
> found the Linux Users' Group (Singapore).
>
> To cut the long story short, fast forward about 10 years and after a few
> startups of which some went spectacularly bust, I am glad to be able to
> engage with the FOSS community all the while.  In 2003, I helped set up
> Red Hat in Singapore and have been with them since.
>
> The last 5 years have been an amazing journey (and it still continues to
> be) and my role within Red Hat is to help drive the community and the
> Fedora group for Asia Pacific a geographical region which Red Hat defines
> as every country east from Pakistan including ANZ, Japan, Korea, China etc).
>
> I have had the privilege in organizing 4 Linux conferences (1999, 2000
> and 2001 called the Singapore Linux Conference and in 2003 called the
> Asian Enterprise Open Source Conference) as well as participating in
> the Asia Open Source Software Symposium from 2003 onwards.
>
> My passions are in pushing for both open standards and open source
> solutions everywhere.  I try to achieve them by working with national
> bodies in Singapore and the south east Asian region where possible.
>
> All in, I am hoping to be a catalyst like all of you Fedora Ambassadors.
> The world of FOSS is here, it is just not evenly spread out yet.
>
> Thanks.
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