New Delhi resident Raj Mathur is living proof that a Free and Open Source Software advocate can earn a decent living working with clients who are using or planning to use FOSS. Raj has also been a member of the Open Source Initiative board of directors and is a leading member of his local Linux users group.
(Video: FOSS consultant Raj Mathur )
=> Indian GNU/Linux advocate and independent FOSS consultant Raj Mathur (video).
This is great news for open source software and country like India where price factor plays major purchase decision.
The Hindu India's National Newspaper reports that:
Most serious players in the computers market expect two dominant operating systems -- Microsoft Windows and Linux. Accordingly, computer makers such as IBM, Dell, HP and, of course, the Taiwanese computer exporter Acer are not really taking sides, happy to sell whatever the customer wants.
Indeed, with Linux consistently bettering market expectations, these large firms are offering more choice and lower prices, not just in the server market, but also on laptops. And laptops pre-loaded with Linux operating system are gaining in popularity among Indian customers as well.
=> Read more at the hindu.com.