It has been nearly six months since I started my internship session as LSF under the project SAHANA, by the end of this week it will be over. By looking at the six month period spend with SAHANA community it was one of the greatest opportunities I had in my life, because I got the opportunity to attend several workshops, seminars, etc along with the regular work. During that period I got a chance to meet father of Free Software Movement Richard M. Stallman and joined for a meal with him with the SAHANA team here at heart of Colombo and got a rare opportunity to represent SAHANA team and present the world famous SAHANA system at the seminar where RMS gave his speech at SLIIT. To my knowledge it was his first visit to Sri Lanka and not sure whether he’ll gets a chance to come here and hope he’ll visit us again.
Apart from that I got the opportunity to have hands-on experience with the famous OLPC, which was originated at MIT by Nicholas Negroponte, which gave the under privileged children of third world countries the opportunity to stretch their hands to reach into the information technology resource. Which I think helps to bridge and reduce the gap between richer and poor on digital divide to a certain extend.