I would like to thank the Computer Science Department - the students, professors, HOD and Dean, Kongu Engineering College, Erode, Tamil Nadu, India for giving me an opportunity to conduct a one-day workshop/seminar on “GNU/Linux/OSS” on January 17, 2005 (Monday).

Special thanks to Arvind Kalyan (final year, CS) who has been working with me for the past three weeks in meticulously planning the seminar, and answering my questions. Special thanks goes to the Management for the good hospitality and stay provided at the guest house. The infrastructure at your college is state-of-the-art. Thanks for providing all the required facilities for the seminar.

The following is a summary of the workshop events:

Session I: “Careers with GNU/Linux/OSS” (morning)

Session II: Introduction to device driver programming (morning)

Session III: Knoppix demo and GNU/Linux installation (afternoon)

Session IV: Watched the movie, The.Code.Linux.avi (evening)

We shall organize more events in future as a collaboration between ILUGC and Kongu Linux User’s Group.