Venkatesh Hariharan presently works with Google. He was Corporate Affairs Director (Asia-Pacific) at Red Hat, where he worked with industry academia, government and the community to accelerate the growth of the global open source movement. In 2006, he was awarded the “Indian Open Source Personality of the Year” by the organizers of Linux Asia 2006. This article is adapted from an earlier version published in opensource.com, a Red Hat Initiative.
As a child growing up in India, one of the first things I learned was a hymn to Saraswathi, the Goddess of Knowledge -
“Wonderful is your gift of knowledge. The more we share, the more it grows, the more we hoard it, the more it diminishes.”