Rishab Aiyer Ghosh

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Rishab Ghosh
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Nationality Indian
Occupation Journalist, Computer scientist

Rishab Aiyer Ghosh (born 1975) is an Indian journalist, computer scientist and Open-source software advocate. An Open Source Initiative board member, he is Founding International and Managing Editor of peer-reviewed journal First Monday, and Programme Leader of Free/Libre and Open Source Software at UNU-MERIT.[1] Ghosh has undertaken several studies on free software,[2] which he terms "FLOSS" - an alternative term for free software which he is credited with coining. FLOSS emphasizes the essential value of the terms "free" (meaning without cost) and "libre" (meaning with few or no restrictions).[3] Ghosh's work represents an effort to reshape the global understanding of FLOSS, including the governmental and academic spheres.


  1. ^ Noronha, Frederick (October 2, 2002). "Europe Takes a Deeper Look at Free/Libre and Open-Source Software". Linux Journal. Linux Journal. Retrieved June 25, 2011. 
  2. ^ Rishab Aiyer Ghosh; Vipul Ved Prakash (July 2000). "The Orbiten Free Software Survey". First Monday 5 (7). 
  3. ^ Noronha, Frederick (August 16, 2007). "Book review: Free/Open Source Software: Network Infrastructure and Security by Gaurab Raj Upadhyaya". Free Software Magazine. Retrieved June 25, 2011. 

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