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Hi, I'm Sankha, summer campaigns intern

by Zak Rogoff Contributions Published on Jun 27, 2013 01:16 PM
I am Sankha Narayan Guria, a second-year undergraduate in India. I will be working with the Free Software Foundation as an intern this summer. I am primarily a developer and contribute to Mozilla Firefox. I have also been a Mozilla Rep and have been involved in creating communities in different software-related fields.

I blog at The Limbeck and I write code for fun and the benefit of the software community as whole, by the name of sankha93. You can also find me on Freenode by that name.

I am a huge enthusiast and follower of the free culture movement because I believe it is important to have the same necessary freedom in the digital world as in the physical world. That means the freedom to use, modify, share and reuse software over and over again.

In many cases software that is dubbed as free is not so. This is often seen in mobile platforms where we are seeing the rise of marketplaces and app stores that claim to give the software for "free," but with no way for the user to adapt it for their use. I still want to change the situation so that we can ship this software in such a way that user freedom is not hampered at all.

I believe organizations like the FSF, that are accountable to the people, will be of great help in re-asserting user freedoms. That is why I am both proud and happy to intern here. All the people I have talked with have been very nice and helpful. I am very excited to help in any way I can.

The FSF welcomes interns year-round. Our interns work closely with FSF staff members in their area of interest, such as campaigns and community organizing, free software licensing, systems and network administration, GNU Project support, or Web development. Learn more and apply at fsf.org/volunteer/internships.

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