Atul Chitnis: Tech Guru and Visionary Passes Away

    A technology consultant and a tech guru, Atul Chitnis has been a man who has been held in high regards in the tech world. There was an unfortunate news on Monday that the founder of FOSS.IN was no more. Atul was diagnosed with intestinal cancer in August 2012 and had been in treatment ever since.

    Atul Chitnis: Tech Guru and Visionary Passes Away

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    Atul setup India's first ever online service called CiX which was a Bulletin Board System (BBS). The service which was based on his product CyberNet prompted other new comers to enter the field. He also served as a faculty member at the National Resource Centre For Free/Open Source Software and also served as a columnist and a Consulting Editor for PCQuest is an Indian technology publication.

    But perhaps his most notable work was with the Bangalore Linux User group. Atul and a bunch of open source enthusiasts started this group to encourage people to try out and use FOSS technologies with a series Conferences. The community quickly gained visibility and credibility in industry and the government. Now known as FOSS.IN, the conference has become one of Asia's largest annual FOSS events.

    Twitter is being folded with reactions, as people are expressing their condolences for a man who has been an inspiration for so many. Here are some of the tweets.

    <blockquote class="twitter-tweet blockquote"><p>RT @<a href="https://twitter.com/prasanto">prasanto</a> <a href="https://twitter.com/search/%23AtulChitnis">#AtulChitnis</a>, Ahead of His Time Once More" - brilliant tribute by @<a href="https://twitter.com/jackerhack">jackerhack</a> - <a href="http://t.co/2OXb56Nf5P" title="http://www.nextbigwhat.com/atul-chitnis-obituary-297/">nextbigwhat.com/atul-chitnis-o…</a> … via @<a href="https://twitter.com/r0h1n">r0h1n</a></p>— Chetan Mahajan (@ChetanMahajan) <a href="https://twitter.com/ChetanMahajan/status/341808467352358912">June 4, 2013</a></blockquote> <script async src="//platform.twitter.com/widgets.js" charset="utf-8"></script>

    <blockquote class="twitter-tweet blockquote"><p>One always thinks one has time.To spend with friends.And then all you have is regret,for not having found time.I'll miss you @<a href="https://twitter.com/atulchitnis">atulchitnis</a></p>— Gul Panag (@GulPanag) <a href="https://twitter.com/GulPanag/status/341531986428571648">June 3, 2013</a></blockquote> <script async src="//platform.twitter.com/widgets.js" charset="utf-8"></script>

    <blockquote class="twitter-tweet blockquote"><p>“@<a href="https://twitter.com/sunil_abraham">sunil_abraham</a>: Indian tech world mourns death of open source guru <a href="https://twitter.com/search/%23AtulChitnis">#AtulChitnis</a> <a href="http://t.co/1UY3u5J14L" title="http://www.firstpost.com/tech/indian-tech-world-mourns-death-of-open-source-guru-atul-chitnis-837705.html">firstpost.com/tech/indian-te…</a>”</p>— Jyoti Bhargava (@jyotibhargava) <a href="https://twitter.com/jyotibhargava/status/341774557453090818">June 4, 2013</a></blockquote> <script async src="//platform.twitter.com/widgets.js" charset="utf-8"></script>

    <blockquote class="twitter-tweet blockquote"><p>He put India on the open software map (Op-Ed) <a href="http://t.co/OMHVK7aKHp" title="http://thne.ws/19D6oSE">thne.ws/19D6oSE</a> <a href="https://twitter.com/search/%23AtulChitnis">#AtulChitnis</a></p>— The Hindu (@the_hindu) <a href="https://twitter.com/the_hindu/status/341660466902351872">June 3, 2013</a></blockquote> <script async src="//platform.twitter.com/widgets.js" charset="utf-8"></script>

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