My teachers, peers, and students at Austin, Berkeley and IIT Kanpur were instrumental in shaping my approach to engineering. I would particularly like to thank Professor Robert Brayton, for teaching me the value of building things, rather than theorizing about them, Sharad Mehrotra, who offered great insights into software development, Amit Prakash for his insight and enthusiasm, Tom Shiple, who showed me how to think clearly, and Vigyan Singhal, whose optimism eventfully rubbed off on me.
This work would not have been possible without the enormous
effort by the open source community over the past decade.
In addition to
Linux, I have used