||Journalist, Computer scientist
Rishab Aiyer Ghosh (born 1975) is a journalist, computer scientist and Open-source software advocate. A former 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. Ghosh has undertaken several studies on free software, which he terms "FLOSS" - an alternative term for free software which he is credited with coining . FLOSS emphasizes the essential value of the term "libre" (meaning with few or no restrictions). Ghosh's work represents an effort to reshape the global understanding of FLOSS, including the governmental and academic spheres.
Ghosh was a founder of Topsy Labs, a social search and analytics company that was acquired by Apple Inc in December 2013.
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- Grossman, Wendy M. (January 31, 2007). "Getting to the root of open source". The Inquirer. Incisive Media Investments Limited 2011. Retrieved June 25, 2011.
- Noronha, Frederick (June 9, 2003). "Liberation Technology". Linux Journal. Linux Journal. Retrieved June 25, 2011.
- "The liquidity of innovation". The Economist. The Economist Newspaper Limited. October 20, 2005. Retrieved June 25, 2011.
- ENS Economic Bureau (April 27, 2004). "India sits on the fence in open source debate". Indian Express.com. The Indian Express Limited. Retrieved June 25, 2011.
- Sheriff, Lucy (January 15, 2007). "Open source is good for the economy: report". The Register. Retrieved June 25, 2011.
- Krishnan, Sruthi (June 7, 2009). "A search engine that ranks people's influence". The Hindu. The Hindu Group. Retrieved June 25, 2011.
- Jones, K.C. (January 25, 2008). "Wikipedia To Learn More About Its Volunteers". Information Week. UBM TechWeb. Retrieved June 25, 2011.
- Vosters, Mike (January 29, 2011). "Topsy: Interview with Rishab Aiyer Ghosh, Co-Founder". Web Trends/Forward Thinking. Retrieved June 25, 2011.