Free Software Movement

The FOSS or 'Free and Open Source Software' movement has achieved a lot since its inception in the eighties of the last century. In contrast to the 'Open Source Movement', we believe in the universal applicability of the following four freedoms:

However I would want stronger protection of these freedoms in the context of derivative works than is afforded by the GNU GPL. Dual licensing is another problem that is best avoided.

FOSS Groups

I have been involved in Linux and FOSS related activities for over a decade. Some of these include:


I do most of my programming in GNU/R, Lisp/Scheme, Prolog and markup languages. Most of the packages that I develop are too specialized. Some of these relate to rough computing.


Some of my recent involvement in FOSS events: