True it's started of with MKS and he did excellent job in Gnu/Linux advocacy
at MIT, someway or other. However there are other followers, I remember the
Suraj team with Tom & Praveen and took classes for students (all departement)
on regular basis. We also had couple of other events like RMS visit, LDD
etc... I am really happy that the current patch MIT students are still
keeping the same level of entusiasm & commitment.
Raman sir, there is no doubt -- As you said we can proudly say Chrompet as "
In my opinion, _the_ reason for the enthusiasm in MIT is/was MKS. He
was tirelesly going around explaining, demonstrating, etc. Soon the
fire spread through the hostel.
One reason for MKS' success there was, he was not just giving lecutres
on Free Software. He was actually trying to educate people on
Internet(the technologies, protocols, uses, etc.) in a down to earth
fashion and while doing so, he was obviously using Free Software. Of
course, he was talking about Free Software a lot. But that was not
This is what I think happened in MIT. Others may know better. If so,
please correct me.
I think, this model is better when it comes to educate people
(especially students). This kind of "motivation of knowledge" will any
time attract any kind of student. In CEG also, you(and your friends)
can try to motivate/educate others in this way.