1st Tech Demo Of Haldia Institute Of Technology-OSUM On "Sun And Open Source"
Haldia Institute of Technology is the largest private education institution in West Bengal and features amongst top 10 research institutions in Eastern India. The institute is approved by AICTE and is affiliated to WBUT. The institute is accredited by NBA, NAAC.
- (1888PressRelease) July 17, 2010 - Haldia, West Bengal, India - The first tech demo on "Sun and Open Source" for Haldia Institute of Technology-OSUM was conducted successfully on the 12th day of May, 2009 at Hall No.9001, CSE Deptt. from 16:00-17:50 hours. The presentation was given by Amir Ashraf Aazmi [OSUM leader, HIT-OSUM] and Saurav Kumar Paul [President, HIT-OSUM]. There was an overwhelming response from the students and as many as 70 students attended the event.
First of all the students were introduced to Sun Microsystems, a throughout leader in the field of creating industries best network infrastructure. The global presence of Sun in 100+ countries with an annual revenue of 13+billion dollars was talked about. Some intresting facts about Sun was shared like the name SUN is an acronym for "Stanford University Network" and that one of the co-founders of Sun Mr. Vinod Khosla is of Indian origin. When asked about the products of Sun, most students only knew about Java and a few about OpenSolaris.
So they were made aware of other revolutionary products from Sun Microsystems like the NetBeans, J Ruby, GlassFish, OpenOffice.org, MySQL, OpenSparc Technology etc. The latest inventions from Sun like the Java FX technology for RIA's[Rich Internet Applications] and the revolutionary concept of Cloud Computing and open source hardaware was introduced to fascinate everyone. People had never heard of anything like open source softwares, so they were naturally quite excited on being introduced to the idea of open hardware, i.e. the idea behind the OpenSparc microprocessors technology from Sun.
Many were not yet aware about FOSS [Free and Open Source Softwares] and were still confused about the exact idea and philosophy behind the Open Source Softwares and how they were implemented. Do next the Open Source ideology was talked about in detail clearing the doubts arising in the minds of the students. They were told that open source softwares does not necessarily mean free softwares, rather it means the freedom to everyone to access the source code of the software. Users can see the code, change it, learn from it. Bugs are found and fixed quickly. And when customers are unhappy with one vendor, they can choose another without overhauling their entire infrastructure. No more technology lock-in. No more monopolies. Thus, Open Source softwares are mostly of higher quality and more secure. And their development too takes lesser time and lower cost. Henceforth it was made clear to the students how Open Source Technologies were becoming inevitable day by day and why there was a need for we students to start contributing to FOSS community for driving innovation in the whole industry.
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