Dr. Affan is an avid technologist, academic, and evergreen cricket enthusiast. He has 16+ years of experience in research, development, and engineering --- spanning both EE and CS domains based on his background of MS (EE) and Phd (CS), both from the University of Southern California (USC). He has experience in both academia (Associate Professor) and Industry (Director Engineering), and thus has a unique perspective on the issues spanning this producer/consumer ecosystem.
This is a first in a series of posts based on my read of the potential of opensource. The first part gives an intro to what I mean by opensource projects, and why it has become more than just free code!