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Inculcating an interest in Security
From: editor.pesse () gmail com
Date: 13 Apr 2008 19:57:05 -0000

Hey group,
 
I'm just a student from a Bangalore based college and heading the local newsletter for the same. The kind of response i 
get from the next generation of "budding engineers" presents a very grim picture to me in terms of what kind of talent 
is going in to the industry and how the quality might further deteriorate later on. Open Source, Linux, Security (MS or 
Linux/App or Web) are topics rarely brought up and even when they are, they have limited response as people "think" its 
too complicated and too much of a botheration. Mention Solaris and they'll think its a new planet discovered on the 
edge of our galaxy...sigh...
 
I'd like to take advantage of my position to  inculcate an interest in Security, Linux or Open Source Movement, etc. 
(add in anything that you like) which will get students a chance to rediscover the joy or interest in this part of 
development. I'm looking for any articles, original or otherwise (that can be published without infringing on the 
rights of the author) to get such a response or change in attitude in my fellow students.
 
The articles don't necessarily have to be of a technical nature, it could be some fun facts or just a case study on the 
effects/impacts that these have on the industry and as a direct/indirect result on the global community as a whole. 
Anything else that you feel pertinent to the subject would be welcome and deeply appreciated.
 
Credit would be given to the author as due. Do send in any contributions in terms of matter or links to content that 
could be useful in this regard to editor.pesse () gmail com . Note that with the indicators of the kind of interest in 
students around me specified, a large amount of technicality is perhaps best avoided.
 
Regards,
 
Kirpa Singh Gulati
PES School Of Engineering
BE Info Science


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