I, sometimes used to think about open source software and my idea about open source is its good, noble, but I never believed open source software could ever succeed and replace proprietary systems.
Few weeks back, in my office, I had the opportunity to work in GNUstep, but only for a short period. After that I began showing interest in Open Source and spent some time in reading about open source softwares and their milestones. Then, my idea about open source changed dramatically. Mainly because, I realized that the software I had been using for years, which is killing my processor now in home, which found pulsars, which found the greatest prime numbers, which decoded the Enigma message, which first proved that mass distributed computing is feasible, is nothing but a open source software. I am talking about BOINC.
Open Source in Gaming:
Next, Immediately came to my mind is whats the state of open source in Gaming Industry and found this list and was overwhelmed on seeing whats already had been done. So, I decided to contribute and also make use of the open source community for both my career development and for the sake of community.
VERY FEW open source projects proved something like this is possible, but still it has a very long way to go. So, keep the following quote in mind when you think about opensource:
“Ask not what open source software can do for you, but what YOU can do for open source software.”
I started this blog to support open source. Here, I am going to give out sources of all my works till date, which I have been keeping secretly for many years. I think my friend Jyothiswaroop will get a heart attack, if he read this post. I wont allow him to just glance through my code and he also does the same with me. Though we were very eager to see each others work till school days.
My works include small programs that I did in my labs to mini application that I developed in school days and college days, to quench my problem solving thirst. I might also give source of the animation works I did, if my friends who worked with me agree. But dont expect me to give out the source of games that I develop in office; I will post only my personal works.
Please use this for educational purposes and dont commercialize it :)<
I wont put any downloads directly on this blog(actually, blogger wont let me do it). I will be uploading the projects either in code.google.com(for large projects) and Scribd.com(for small programs) and will be publishing the download links here. But, this blog will act as an official page for all the projects hosted outside.