The commercial softwares are expensive and proprietary ones are subject to heavy controls on intellectual property with unwarranted threats of penalties. To combat these challenges the Rayat Bahra Group of Institutes has embraced "Open Source" software platforms for the individual information and communication Technology (ICT) interventions, disclosed Prof. S. C. Bedi, Campus Director, while he inaugurated the week long Short Term Course on "Open Source Technologies" which concluded at Rayat-Bahra Group of Institution, Ropar Campus yesterday. The emphasis on the use of Open source technologies are deserved because these are free and more secured. Dr. Seth, Joint Campus Director, and Dr. J K Sharma, Principal of Rayat Polytechnic College complemented the organizers for spreading the initiative under the able leadership of Dr. M.P. Poonia , Director NITTTR endeavouring a total northern connectivity, and especially the seven campuses connected live in this course.
The collective wisdom on subjects like. Introduction to Free/Open Source Software (FOSS), Benefits, Future Scope, Open Source Operating Systems and Deployment, Open Source Research Applications and Tools, Open CV for Digital Image and Video Processing, Enterprise Content Management using Alfresco, Big Data, Hadoop and Map Reduce Deployment, SAN/NAS Implementation using Open Source, Open Source Security Tools etc were disseminated in the 5 day event concluded yesterday..
Dr. Amit Doegar, Assistant Professor NITTTR CHD was the First speaker who familiarized the faculty members with the powerful super computer those are working on open source technologies like LINUX. highlighted international success stories of big MNC's and universities and that privacy is possible only with free open source software.
Others who lectured include the Dr. Gaurav Kumar , Managing Director, Magma Research and Consultancy Pvt. Ltd., Ambala delivered a very informative talk on "Open Source Research Applications and Tools" and "Open CV for Digital Image and Video Processing" and Vipin Gupta, CEO, U-Net Solutions, Moga on Enterprise Content Management.
The course was well attended by over 45 participants including unregistered students. Briefing them in day2day progress monitoring, Prof P Thareja, the Director Principal of the host - Rayat Institute of Engineering and Information Technology - counted the several areas of newer research indulgence for participants. Criticising, how Intellectual Property model was actually an impediment to the development of open source technologies, he expressed hope that the newly introduced impetus among students towards programming, and now with RBGI's incubation in "Open Source" software platforms, will help the society and also the students of CSE and IT. The feedback session was compeered by Dr Maitreya Dutta, NITTTR, who concluded there was a long way ahead. The HOD CSE/IT and the Local Institute Coordinator at Rayat Institute of Engineering and Information Technology counted on the procedural part of the institutes interventions in domestication with "Open Source" functionality, and also delivered the formal vote of thanks..