Abhas Abhinav

Abhas Abhinav

Founder, DeepRoot Linux; hacker-in-charge, Mostly Harmless

ABOUT

Abhas is the founder of DeepRoot Linux, an eighteen-year-old Free Software Business that provides support, services, and solutions for Free Software deployments. DeepRoot Linux builds mail servers and clusters, provides hosting & support for a variety of Free Software tools and helps organisations of all sizes choose self-hosting for their infrastructure in general. They have helped more than 500 organisations build their infrastructure using free software. DeepRoot Linux has special initiatives for educational institutions to help them integrate FOSS into more aspects of their operations. As the founder of hardware development and consulting company called Mostly Harmless, Abhas experiments with and builds liberated hardware (like hackable mechanical keyboards), self-hosted IoT solutions and strategies for using and distributing software and hardware with freedom. Abhas is a member of the board of directors of the Free Software Foundation, India and has been a participant in the community in India for many years. He advises colleges, govt /defense organisations and start-ups on using, building and adopting free software as a “way of life”.He sometimes shares his thoughts at abhas.io.