About Vivek Varghese Cherian
I am Vivek Varghese Cherian, a 33 year old Mechanical Engineering graduate from Cochin, Kerala, India who is now based in Chennai. I love using computers and the Internet and am passionate about technology and open standards. I believe that open standards and the free/open source software model of social movements and development methodologies is the way to go as far as producing and disseminating technological standards and software is concerned. I also believe that as far as creative works like art, music, literature, movies and all other other forms of media is concerned the free culture movement that does not place overt restrictions over the sharing of these works should be preferred.
I am a member of USENIX, SAGE ,LOPSA and an Associate Member of The Free Software Foundation and the The Electronic Frontier Foundation. I am also the founder of The FOSS India Collective , FOSS User Group, Kochi. and The FOSS Malayalam Project.