Linux, as the cognoscenti know, is not the work of hobbyists writing code in the evenings while simultaneously eating Samosas, drinking Masala Chai and watching Ram Charan Teja romance Priyanka Chopra in the Bollywood dud Zanjeer.
Linux is serious business, the work of talented and dedicated programmers toiling to deliver a robust operating system for enterprises large and small.
Linux is so robust that it underpins enterprise computers at Google, the National Security Agency, IBM and countless other organizations.
So it’s with great joy I learned this morning that an Indian is among the Top-10 contributors to the development of the Linux kernel (the core of the operating system).
And he (of course, it’s a he) is Sachin Kamat.
Who is Sachin Kamat?
Based on some quick online research, I found that Sachin has been working with Samsung’s semiconductor division since 2003.
Sachin has been beavering away on multimedia (audio, video and image), work that involves integration of hardware codecs, optimization and development of components and framework for multimedia playback and recording on platforms including Linux, Symbian and Android on various Samsung System on a Chip platforms (based on ARM core).
Sachin is also involved with the Linaro project that’s engaged on optimizing Linux software and tools to run well on ARM processors.
Linaro is a significant contributor to Linux 3.10 kernel.