I am currently involved in architecting a new email server solution that promises to improve corporate email communication. As you know, what we call email today has remained unchanged for decades. My company is working on a next-gen email platform that will bring accountability, security, and rules based routing to email in a very user-friendly manner.
On the personal side, I am giving dead-tree publishing a break and working on a few e-books that I plan to publish directly. Currently, I am writing two e-books: Job Tools for Linux and Working with LDAP.
What is your vision for Linux in the future?
Future of Linux is awesome. Linux is growing where IT is growing rapidly. I see a tremendous growth for Linux in Asia. As we all know, India and China have become the "factory" for information technology products and services because of the laws of economics and ready talent.
Interestingly, these countries are switching to Linux fast since most people in these countries cannot afford to pay hundreds of dollars in software licenses. Recently I heard that Japan, China, and Korea are considering making their own OS using Linux as the base. These are exciting changes that will have significant effect on IT worldwide.
Since Asia is learning Linux fast and major software and hardware companies are relocating their development to Asia, it is likely that many future implementation of new software will involve Linux. For example, my company, which has a development center in Dhaka, Bangladesh, plays a small role in promoting Linux in that part of the world. We offers free consultation to local universities and educational institutes that wish to embrace Linux in education.
Finally, I believe that embedded Linux also has a great future as more and more networking and consumer electronic companies will use embedded Linux to drive their products to market. Embedded Linux will help develop products faster, cheaper, and better.
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