He hopes that his current and future work will continue to make a difference to society, even if it is in a small way.
"I am confident that I will manage and coordinate many more large international and local projects in the future and these will also help make a difference. In terms of my hopes for FOSS in the future, I can only see its contribution to society being even greater over the years to come.
"The world is changing and people's views are changing. More and more people are now making informed choices about the software that they use in business and their personal lives.
"On the other hand, there are many people using FOSS everyday that do not even realise it. They have no idea what contribution FOSS software makes to society and the things that they do - definitely more education needed here. The community around FOSS will continue to grow and will go through many changes yet. I am looking forward to the future of FOSS, the changes and having alternative choices."
The LCA 2011 will be held from January 23 to 28 with the mini-conferences being held over the first two days. The conference proper will occupy the next three days. On January 29, there will be an Open Day for the public to be exposed to free and open source software.