Name: Abhas Abhinav
Company: DeepRoot Linux
Topic of Talk: Panel Discussion Open Source Powered Businesses
About the Talk:
The discussion will revolve around how do businnesses use the power of Open Source to succeed
About the Speaker:
He is the founder of DeepRoot Linux, an eighteen-year-old Free Software Business that provides support, services and solutions for Free Software deployments. DeepRoot Linux builds mail servers and clusters, provides hosting & support for a variety of Free Software tools and helps organisations of all sizes choose self-hosting for their infrastructure in general. They have helped more than 500 organisations build their infrastructure using free software. DeepRoot Linux has special initiatives for educational institutions to help them integrate FOSS into more aspects of their operations. As the founder of a one-person company called Mostly Harmless, Abhas experiments with and builds Free/Open Source Hardware (like hackable mechanical keyboards), self-hosted IoT solutions and strategies for using and distributing software and hardware with freedom. Abhas is a member of the board of directors of the Free Software Foundation, India and has been a participant in the community in India for many years. He advises colleges, govt / defence organisations and start-ups on using, building and adopting free software as a “way of life”. He sometimes shares his thoughts at abhas.io.